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Rheumatic Fever


About
Rheumatic Fever is a side-effect of tonsillitis, strep throat, ear infection, or scarlet fever. The antibodies that were built up in the body begin to fight against the body, resulting in pain, inflammation, joint stiffness, and fever. A rash may be present along with bumps, fatigue, and jerking arms, legs, or facial muscles.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • During bed rest yoga and massage therapy may aid in preventing muscle atrophy.
  • Surgery may be needed if you have a rheumatic heart disease.


Advice
  • Be sure to drink juices and water.
  • Be sure to rest.
  • Do not for any reason give a child aspirin.
  • If you suspect strep throat see a doctor.
  • Keep away from eating solid foods until the fever is gone.
  • Stay away from caffeine, soft drinks, processed foods, and fried foods.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Acidophilus
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helpful when taking antibiotics.
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Garlic
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Antibiotic.
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L-Carnitine
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Guards the heart.
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L-Methionine
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Combats free radicals.
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Vitamin C
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Stimulates immune system. Alleviates pain and swelling.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Milk Thistle, nettles, bayberry bark, burdock root, sage and pau d'arco
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps after a trauma of illness and kills infection also aids in purifying the blood.
Cautions: If you have a seizure disorder never use sage.
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Lobelia and Birch leaves
Type: Internal
Purposes: Aids in decreasing pain.
Cautions: Lobelia is not recommended for an ongoing basis.
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Catnip
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps with relaxing the nerves.
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Cordyceps
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps decrease blood pressure and raises the blood supply to the heart's arteries and also slow the heart rate.
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Dandelion
Type: Internal
Purposes: Helps with fevers.
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Ginkgo biloba
Type: Internal
Purposes: Keeps the cardiovascular system from forming free radicals.
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Goldenseal
Type: Internal
Purposes: Antibiotic (natural)
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant, allergic to ragweed or internally for more than a week.
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Hawthorn leaf, red clover and myrrh gum
Type: Internal
Purposes: Clears the blood of acid and toxins.
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Wintergreen Oil
Type: External
Purposes: To ease pain put on the chest in a compress.
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