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What are some at home treatments to lower a fever of 102 in a child under 20 pou

  1. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    What are some at home treatments to lower a fever of 102 in a child under 20 pounds?

  2. melissaschulz profile image60
    melissaschulzposted 6 years ago

    Give your child a tepid bath can help decrease their temperature. Also alternating Tylenol and Motrin is also a good way to bring a child's temperature down,

  3. hospitalera profile image71
    hospitaleraposted 6 years ago

    With such a small child dehydration is a real risk, if you have not done so already get it to a doctor asap to determine the cause of the fever! Lowering the fewer without treating the cause (infection) will do more harm then good.

  4. Seeker7 profile image96
    Seeker7posted 6 years ago

    Tepid sponging is one of the best ways. Leave a small, damp, swab or sponge, soaked in tepid water under the arms and in the groin area for a little while. This helps the temperature to come down a little faster. Leave the water on the skin, but if you think the child's temperature is coming down too fast, then dry them using gentle dabbing - rubbing the skin to dry  will increase the temperature again. In addition to tepid sponging some people also use cold air fans. However, I think with children, if you are not careful this can lower their temperature too fast and too low. So unless the tepid sponging doesn't work, I wouldn't use the cold air fan.