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Home Treatments for Fever

To treat fever at home, Dr. Scarlet Constant, Pediatrician with Baptist Health South Florida recommends bathing the child in warm water, because the heat escapes the body faster in water and the basal temperature rate will lower.

She describes if parents bathe the child in cold water, it causes vasoconstriction and it causes the body to go into a mode where it wants to conserve more heat and raise the temperature more.

Also, she doesn’t recommend covering the child with blankets because if they’re warming the temperature is rising. She advises putting the kids in cool clothing and letting them cool off a little bit.