When my son was 6 months old, he suddenly came down with violent eczema: bright red patches on his cheeks, elbows and legs that drove him crazy with itchiness. My smiling cheerful “sunshine boy” was suddenly transformed into a miserable, crying, bloody mess. I was still well-behaved enough to bring him to the pediatrician…
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Making Friends with Fever
We flush, we sweat, we swoon. Our systems seem out of
control. And yet, research, experience, and my trust in our miraculous design all tell me that fever is a beneficial, indeed brilliant and complex adaptive response by our immune systems.