The fever of his child is a really stressful thing for every parent. However, as numerous studies have shown, if your child is completely healthy, then fever is nothing you need to worry about. Namely, the fever works to fight off an infection in the body that is causing your child to be sick.
Fortunately, if the fever is getting worse, and your child is burning up and is uncomfortable, then you can use some natural simple steps than can help your child feel better. Yet, it’s essential to remember that if your child is having a high fever that lasts for more than a few days, then you need to take your kid to a pediatrician.
Therefore, these are homemade natural methods which can help you avoid medications, but lower fever in less than 5 minutes:
Cold washcloth on forehead
This method is extremely effective in lowering high fever. All you need to do is to put a cool, damp washcloth on your child’s forehead. It is best that you put the cool cloth while your child is sleeping or resting.
Give your child plenty of fluids and chilled food
To help your child lower the body temperature from the inside out, give your child lots of cold foods and drinks, and to keep them hydrated.
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.
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.
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.
You can use a fan
Keep the fan on low mode, but do not let it blow directly on your child. You need to adjust it just to circulate the air around your kid.
Remove layers of clothing
Another way to help your child in the case of high fever is to remove layers of clothing, in order to help your child lose the body heat more easily through skin. However, if it is shivering, it with light blanket until it’s warm again.
Give your child a lukewarm bath
Use lukewarm water while you give your children a bath, as cold water can make them shiver and cause their body temperature to rise even more. This procedure can offer excellent effects as the water evaporates from the skin and it will cool the body and bring the body temperature down.
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.