Child fever is an extremely delicate and stressful situation for every parent but studies have shown that fever alone without any other health implications shouldn’t keep you worried. It’s just a normal response to an infection, the system is trying to fight off an infection and prevent your child from getting sick. However, if the fever is prolonged and getting worse there are a few simple home remedies which may help your child feel better. And, it’s extremely important for you to remember that – if your kid is having a high fever that lasts for more than a few days, then you need to take your kid to a pediatrician.
Homemade natural methods to lower child’s fever in less than 5 minutes:
1. Grated potatoes
Wash and peel the potatoes, then grate them and after that, put the grated potatoes in your child’s socks. It will lower the fever and the condition of your child will be significantly improved.
2. Brandy and water
Pour equal amounts brandy and water in a bowl (1 small cup each) and soak a gaze in the solution. Squeeze the excess liquid from the gauze and put it in your kid’s socks.
3. Cold washcloth on forehead
This is also very useful and effective remedy for lowering high fever. Just put a cool, damp washcloth on your child’s forehead. The best ways is to put the cool cloth while your child is sleeping or resting.
4. Give your child a lukewarm bath
Lukewarm baths are super efficient. While evaporating, water cools your child’s skin and decrease its body temperature. Remember, you should never use cold water! You do not like your child shivering and increasing its body temperature is the last thing you need.
5. Give your child plenty of fluids and chilled snacks
Ice pops are a great choice, but if you prefer something a bit healthier, give your child some yoghurt. It will cool and hydrate its body from the inside.
6. Fans keep your child from chilling
Set your fan at low. Make sure it circulates the air in your room instead of turning it directly to her.
7. Dress your child lightly, so the heat comes out easily
One layer of clothing is just enough. If your child shivers, wrap it with a light blanket until it feels warm again.
8. Keep your child indoor in cool place
In order to reduce fever, stay inside with your child, in cool place. If your child goes outside, then it needs to stay in shade.
Remember: You must see a doctor immediately if your child is younger than 3 month and has a fever, and the baby’s temperature reaches 101 degrees or higher. In case your baby is older than 6 months, then you need to call a doctor if the baby’s temperature reaches 102 degrees or more.