My 7 year old daughter went from playing happily to burning up almost instantly.
Using one of those forehead to ear thermometers, I took her temperature.
That can't be right...
I popped out the batteries and reset the thermometer. I swiped my forehead first and it read 98.7. Good, it's working. I swiped hers again... 106.3
I tore down the hall into the bathroom with her in one hand and a carton of eggs in the other, put her in the bathtub, turned on the water, dumped in 1/2 a bottle of apple cider vinegar with the mother, grabbed a new trash bag, cracked 2 eggs into it (without the yolk) and put her feet in.
My daughter wasn't lethargic.
Other than her body trying to catch itself on fire internally, she had no signs of sickness.
While waiting for my son to bring my phone to the bathroom, I found an oral thermometer and put it under her tongue.
It was working and fast. Still, it's dangerously high.
Obviously, I called 911 because fibril seizures are no joke and I've never seen a thermometer go that high. We have never experienced either and I certainly hope we never will/will again.
By the time EMS arrived, (and they were quick), she was down to 103.
Upon returning home from the hospital, I laid her down and filled her ear with peroxide. Usually, it takes 10 minutes on each side until the bubbling stops.
It took 30. Each.
THIS is how to minimize something brewing (and brewing large).
1. Peroxide in each ear until it stops bubbling. The sooner you do this, the less your body will have to fight.
2. Egg whites on the feet.
3. ACV in the bath water.