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    Old 01-22-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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    Question daughter diagnosed with PFAPA

    My 3 1/2 year old daughter has been diagnosed with PFAPA too. Fortunately her symptoms have been mild, but she used to hit a temp of 105.5 at least once per episode and has had some mild febrile seizure activity.

    I believe very firmly, despite what conventional medicine says, that this fever syndrome is primarily related to reactions to vaccinations. My daughter's fevers started 2 weeks after she had her 12 month vaccinations - Hep A and Prevnar. She had had some night terrors prior to this, but no fevers or infection issues. It took me almost 2 years of fevers every 2 or 3 weeks, like clockwork, for me to connect them to the vaccinations, so unfortunately she is currently up-to-date on her childhood vaccinations, except influenza vaccinations. Given a choice I will never have her receive another vaccination!

    My daughter has been receiving homeopathic treatments from a homeopath in England and her episodes are growing milder and more far apart. The treatments are aimed at correctling damage from vaccinations.

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    Old 02-16-2012, 12:27 PM   #2
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    Lightbulb Re: my son was diagnosed with PFAPA, or Marshall's Syndrome

    My son (9yr) also suffers from PFAPA - it started just last September. His fever's were unresponsive to Tylenol, Motrin and a combination of both. I wanted to share a solution that has been working now every time I've tried it - brings his fever down 2 degrees within 10-15 minutes!

    Items needed:
    Handkerchiefs (I used a pillowcase that I cut up)
    4-5 Egg Whites

    Beat up the egg whites and then soak 2 handkerchiefs in them. Wrap the handkerchiefs around each of the child's feet - focusing on the soles of his feet. (I also wrapped a towel around that to keep from getting the mess everywhere).
    After about 5 minutes, I check the handkerchiefs. If they are drying out, I re-soak them in the eggwhites and wrap them around my son's feet again.
    After about 10-15 minutes, his feet are incredible HOT but the fever has dropped down 1-2 degrees and eventually, is gone all together.

    I know this sounds odd - but I've tried this now three times and each time it has worked. I don't completely understand how. I thought this might be especially helpful for those of you with small children.

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