If your child is having a fever, it can be very stressful and a big deal for you. Many studies have confirmed that if your child is completely healthy, then fever is nothing you need to worry about. The fever works to fight off an infection in the body that is causing your child to be sick. So, if the fever is getting worse, and your child is burning up and is uncomfortable, then you can use these simple steps than can 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:
- Grated potatoes
You need to wash, and then peel the potatoes. After you are done peeling, grate the peeled potatoes and after that, put the grated potatoes in your child’s socks. It will lower the fever and your child will be much better.
- Brandy and water
First of all, you need to dilute small cup of brandy with the same amount of water in a bowl. Then, you need to soak gauze with this mixture. Squeeze the excess mixture out of the gauze, and put it in the child’s socks.
- 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. Give your child a lukewarm bath
It’s extremely important for you to use lukewarm water while you give your child a bath. Don’t use cold water by any chance, because it can make them shiver and cause their body temperature to rise even more. This method is extremely useful because the water evaporates from the skin and it will cool the body and bring the body temperature down.
- Give your child plenty of fluids and chilled food
Give your child lots of cold foods and drinks to help them lower the body’s temperature from the inside out. And it’s extremely important to keep them hydrated.
- You can use a fan
You need to keep the fan on low mode and adjust it just to circulate the air around your kid. Don’t let it blow directly on your child.
- Remove layers of clothing
This is also very useful. You can remove layers of clothing, so your child can lose the body heat more easily through skin. You need to dress your child more lightly. If your child is shivering, you can cover it with light blanket until its warm again.
- Keep your child indoor in cool place
You need to stay inside with your child, in cool place. If your child goes outside, then it needs to stay in shade.
Note: this is extremely important for you to know. You should see a doctor immediately if your child is younger than 3 month and has a fever. You need to call a doctor for a baby, 3 to 5 months old, if the baby’s temperature reaches 101 degrees or higher. If your baby is older than 6 months, then you need to call a doctor if the baby’s temperature reaches 102 degrees or more.