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What Are The Best Ways To Reduce A Fever?

  1. PhoenixV profile image74
    PhoenixVposted 5 years ago

    What Are The Best Ways To Reduce A Fever?

    What Are The Best Ways To Reduce A Fever?

  2. kj force profile image73
    kj forceposted 5 years ago

    Popsicles, ginger/selzer, coconut water/aloe water..put ice  cold cloth on head
    ( do not try to eat solids, as they may upset stomach and produce vomiting ) ..rub or massage with alcohol..cool bath or shower...put on warm clothes and go to bed..keep the room dark as possible..perhaps you will sweat it out.if the fever does not break within 24 hours check with your Physician or Nurse
    Practitioner...the most important thing is to prevent de-hydration....

  3. Dr Pran Rangan profile image88
    Dr Pran Ranganposted 5 years ago

    Fever can be reduced by following means --

    Sponging with cool water to the patient's skin or cool water bath will reduce the fever considerably. Many prefer ordinary tap water than cool water. But sponging should be done all over the body as most of people do on forehead and armpits.

    Anti-pyretics can also be given. Actaminophen (paracetamol) or ibuprofen may be used on the advice of  a doctor. Aspirin may also be used in adults but should be avoided in children because it may cause Reye's syndrome in them.

    A fever may cause dehydration so give plenty of fluids to the patient.

    However remember: It needs to be ascertained what the cause of a fever is, so consult a doctor about it.

  4. pride-n-prejudice profile image83
    pride-n-prejudiceposted 5 years ago

    It depends on why you have a fever.  A fever caused by a virus (even a high one)usually responds pretty well to fever-reducing medications.  My favorite is ibuprofen.  Sometimes you have to alternate every 3-4 hours between Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen (brand name Motrin or Advil).  If the fever will not go down to normal or close to normal with the medicine then an antibiotic is probably the best answer.  The doctor can examine you or your child to see what the cause is.  The fever will come down within a couple of hours on an appropriate antibiotic.  I'm a mother of four and have see many a fever.  By the way cold or even tepid baths are not recommended anymore.  They are too big a shock for children and can have negative effects.  Do remove as much clothing as possible or wear very light clothing.  Also staying hydrated is one of the most important things to keep in mind with fevers.  As little as a wet washcloth to suck on can make a difference.  If vomiting and diarrhea are also symptoms this is of vital importance.  Good luck.