Looking for COVID-19 Treatments?
With public health messaging slanted towards masking, vaccines and social distancing, it’s hard to find treatments if you or a loved one catch the COVID-19 virus.
We, here at Cape Fear Beacon, are happy to bring our readers a number of possible solutions to fill this current media void.
How to Treat a COVID-19 Infection
In March of 2020, a team of practicing medical doctors formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, called Frontline Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC), dedicated to developing effective protocols for the treatment of COVID-19 infections and the prevention of COVID-19 transmission. Over the last two years they’ve refined different COVID-19 protocols for: Prevention, Outpatient treatment and Hospitalization. These protocols are designed for both the general public and licensed medical providers.
Disclaimer about the FLCCC information and information in this article:
Nothing on this website provides medical advice or any form of diagnosis or treatment of any kind to its visitors and readers. Medical decisions should be made by the patient’s physician who can consider a review of these FLCCC materials and knowledge of the patient’s medical history and condition. All information provided on this website is offered to promote consideration by trained healthcare professionals of possible treatment options and for general informational purposes and are not medical advice to website users.
We hope this resource helps keep your family safe as we continue to navigate avenues of truth for our readers.
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Latest COVID Protocol, January, 20, 2022.
From the FLCCC website:
Formed by leading critical care specialists in March 2020, at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, the ‘Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance’ is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to developing highly effective treatment protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and to improve the outcomes for patients ill with the disease.
FLCCC Alliance Leadership
Paul E. Marik, M.D., FCCM, FCCP
Pierre Kory, M.D., M.P.A.
Flávio A. Cadegiani, MD, MSc, Ph.D.
Joseph Varon, M.D., FCCP, FCCM
Jose Iglesias, D.O.
Fever Reduction Technique Used by U.S. Army Special Operations
When you have a viral infection, a fever is not only a symptom of an infection, but also an important part in fighting off the disease by making your immune cells work better. Although fevers are part of a normal recovery, very high temperatures should be controlled.
There is a very simple way to reduce high fevers, and likely, one you’ve never heard of. This simple technique is based on Dr. Heller’s (Stanford University) temperature-regulation research, and is employed by U.S. special operations personnel. No medication or special equipment is required.
The 98.6F temperature isn’t a set ideal temperature for everyone. Recent research has confirmed that baseline body temperatures vary from person to person. Some people naturally run hot or cold by as much as a full degree. Therefore, a 101F fever could be merely uncomfortable for one person while unbearable for another. If a fever climbs to the unbearable level — usually as it approaches 102F — this simple fever-reduction technique should be considered to reduce it by one or two degrees.
The Five Water Bottle Heat Transfer
This technique is for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice. If you or someone you know has a high fever, contact a medical provider right away.
Physiology of How this Works
In order to properly apply this technique, an understanding of how the body regulates temperature is important. Through his research, Stanford University’s Dr. Heller identified series of small connective blood vessels in the skin, known as AVAs (arteriovenous anastomoses), at specific areas on the human body — face, head, palms of hands and feet. These blood vessels are designed to regulate body temperature similarly to how a radiator cools a car engine.
Here’s how these patches of AVA blood vessels work:
When a person’s body becomes too hot and needs to reduce excessive heat, these blood vessels dilate. As the blood vessels dilate, heat from the blood is transferred to the exterior environment, cooling the blood; which in turn, cools the body.
The key to reducing a fever is to accelerate the cooling of the blood while the AVA’s are dilated.
Step-by-step Quick Fever Reduction Technique
For this technique, the patient can be laying down or in a comfortable position. The steps:
- Set aside and have five (5) individual-size bottles full of drinking water ready for this task. Make certain all of these bottles (and the water in them) are at room temperature — between 68F and 72F.
- Have the patient wrap his hand around a bottle and hold it for 15 to 20 min. During this process, ensure the patient’s hand has as much surface contact as possible with the bottle. If the grip is loose, this technique will be ineffective.
- After 15-20min, remove bottle from hand and check the patient’s temperature. The bottle will be quite warm (meaning the body is transferring heat to the environment as expected) and you should see a drop in temperature.
- If too high of a temperature persists, continue to repeat process with the other bottles until patient’s temperature is acceptable. Having a bottle in the second hand may help. Remember, the goal is to reduce the fever, not to eliminate the fever. As stated earlier, fevers activate the immune system and help the recovery process. The patient’s body needs to break the fever naturally.
Do not place the bottles of water in the freezer or refrigerator to get them cold. When the bottles are too cold the AVA blood vessels will constrict and the fever reduction process will slow. Room temperature is 30 degrees below body temperature and having the bottles between 68 and 72 degrees won’t trigger the blood vessels to restrict.
As with all fevers, ensure the patient drinks plenty of water. Just make sure they do not drink the water in the bottles they’re holding or the others set aside for this task.
Remember, it’s healthy to ask questions about alternate treatment options and to seek a second opinion.