Your Child’s Fever with Medicine and Prayer
Fevers Are a Symptom..There’s a Fight in Your Child’s Body. So What about the Child’s Fever with Medicine and Prayer?
Your Child’s body is fighting an infection. In most cases the fever runs a few days as the illness runs its course. (Prayer for your child’s fever is below.)
Things to do for Your Child That Helps
- Encourage liquids for your child
- Suck on ice chips
- Or Popsicles
What if Their Fever Is Over 100.5 Degrees F?
Doctors recommend acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin) to help your child feel better. WARNING: Stay away from aspirin as it is associated with Reyes Syndrome.
How Do I Know if Something More Serious is Going On?
Infants 3 months or younger…any fever is considered dangerous. Let a doctor evaluate this.
Older children…look at other symptoms beyond the degree of fever.
- is your child sleepy
- is the fever continuing more than a few days
- is your child having trouble breathing
- is there joint pain
- Does your child look very sick, with bad color (pale or flushed), sweating or limpness
This could signal a more serious illness. Call your doctor to help you see if more care is needed for your child.
What I Did Personally for My Child’s fever with Medicine and Prayer
What I personally did was hold and pray for my children. Remember when Jesus rebuked Peter’s mother-in-laws fever? Did I give them acetaminophen too? Whatever it took and then some, but prayer and holding for sure! Sometimes I’d read a book to them. If any of the above symptoms were involved in the fever, I’d call the doctor’s office….but I’d still pray.
Why I Pray Like This…and a Prayer For Your Child
People have been searching online finding my posting about FEVERS to find a prayer for the child with a fever.
In the bible, Jesus ‘rebuked’ the fever of Peter’s mother-in-law and her fever left her. I would say we should follow Jesus’ example and rebuke the fever, then believe for healing for the underlying cause of the fever in your child. You know, God loves your child more than you do.
Prayer For the Sick Child with a Fever
An example would be:
“Fever, I rebuke you in the Name of Jesus. Father God, I thank you that healing is for all your children who would receive from You by faith. I receive my child’s healing for what caused the fever and thank You for this now. I will continue to thank You, Father God, because by faith, I have received healing for my child.”
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Remember if you child needs a doctor, then go to one. The doctor, medicine and prayer will help your child.