High fever is a protective reaction of the organism to infection. This reaction of the body suppresses the growth of harmful bacteria, stimulates removal of products necessary for their vital functions and activates the interferon production…
Doctors unanimously recommended bringing down the temperature of the child until it reaches the level of 100.4-101.3 degrees Fahrenheit.
If the thermometer readings are too high, and fever and weakness occur, you have to bring down the heat.
How to reduce a fever in children
Paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen, and the antipyretic drugs alike have many side effects causing harm to the gastric mucosa and liver. They should be taken only after consultation with a pediatrician. Bringing down the high temperature of a child can be done by natural and safe means.
Mix some apple cider vinegar with water in a ratio of 1 to 3, moisten a cotton cloth in this solution and rub the temples, forehead, hands, wrists and feet.
Apply a compress of this vinegar solution on the child’s forehead and change it as heats.
A lot of warm fluids (such as herbal teas) promote good perspiration and helps to quickly lower the temperature.
Make sure the room is well ventilated so the air (slightly cool) can freely circulate.
In order for the heat to leave more easily, take off all the extra layers of the child’s clothing.
You must know that children are different: some easily tolerate the increased temperature, some a bit harder… It’s also important to understand that you can bring down a fever only in those cases where the cheeks and ears of the child are pink. If the child is pale and the temperature continues to rise, and its causes are unclear, it is best to call a doctor immediately.
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