There are several studies which prove and experts who explain that if your child is healthy, then fever is nothing to worry about because it works to fight off infection which causes the child to be sick.
Still, there are few of steps you may take if your child is burning up and is uncomfortable. Remember that if the fever lasts for more than several days then you need to visit a pediatrician.
In these ways you can lower your child’s fever in less than 5 minutes:
You can dilute a small cup of brandy with water and then soak gauze with the mixture, and put it in the child’s socks.
Remove layers of clothing
On this way the child will lose heat easily through its skin. Light layers are advisable. If the child shivers then cover it with a light blanket until it is warm again.
Lukewarm bath or a sponge bath is always good idea that is very efficient. When the water evaporates from the skin, then it will start cooling the child and bring down the temperature. Do not use cold water as it can make the child shiver and cause the body temperature to rise.
Make sure that your kid drinks lots of fluids and chilled foods like ice pops and yogurt that will cool the body from the inside out and keep the kid hydrated.
You should stay indoors in a cool place, or if outside, stay in a shade.
First of all wash, peel and then grate the potatoes which you should put in the child’s socks.
Use a fan
Keep it at a low setting and have it circulate the air around the child, than blow directly at it
Another solution is to place a damp and cool washcloth on the forehead while the child rests.
If the child is younger than 3 months and has fever you should immediately call a doctor. In addition, if the temperature reaches 101 degrees or higher and your baby is 3 – 5 months old, also visit a doctor. If your baby is 6 months old, call the doctor if the temperature reaches over 102.
If you notice are any serious symptoms such as difficulties in breathing or purple spots on the skin, call the doctor, no matter the age because that may be a sign of serious bacterial infection.