allergies and fevers
- I was doing research on something else and hit on this article:
Researchers found that, of the children who did not experience a
fever during their first year, 50.0 percent showed allergic
sensitivity. Of those who had one fever, 46.7 percent became allergy-
prone. The children who suffered two or more fevers in their infancy
had greater protection, with only 31.3 percent showing allergic
sensitivity by ages 6 to 7.
In particular, fever-inducing infections involving the eyes, ears,
nose or throat appeared to be associated with a lower risk of
developing allergies, compared with similar infections that did not
result in fevers. End quote
I suspect that more children today are suffering from a deficiency
of fevers than an oversupply - at least in the U.S.