Fever is a sign that the body is fighting an infection, but doctors say it’s not dangerous, unless it exceeds 104 degrees Fahrenheit. This is when you should see a doctor immediately.
Fever in children should be treated quickly, either with medications or with natural remedies. One way or another, fever should be lowered. If it’ higher than 100.4 ° Fahrenheit, febrile seizures may appear. So, you should run to the ER immediately!
Natural remedies to lower fever in children
Forehead or neck cold compresses are the simplest and most used natural remedies to reduce fever in children. They work very well when the fever is not very high.
Another remedy for lowering fever is putting a pair of cotton socks, which were previously soaked in warm vinegar, on your child’s feet. Vinegar helps the body to cool and lower fever.
Garlic has antibacterial properties. If your baby is older than 9 months, you can prepare a chicken garlic soup, and give it to your child. Using a teaspoon, slowly feed him. Here I have found the perfect garlic soup recipe.
Raw potato compresses
Potatoes can also be of great help. Grate 2-3 medium-sized potatoes, and put them into a piece of gauze, sprinkle them with some warm vinegar, and apply the compress on the forehead, chest or neck. Also, you can put slices of potato on the child’s soles, and then put on a pair of cotton socks.
Crush some cabbage leaves and put them on the chest, abdomen and ankles. Tie it well with a piece of gauze, and let it act overnight. Or you can change it when it gets too warm.
Fill a cotton sock with rice, put it in the fridge, and then apply it on the child’s forehead. If the baby is cold and has chills, the rice stocking is heated in the microwave and then placed on the soles.
Onions help reduce fever
Chop finely 3-4 onions, and then put them in two socks, and put on the socks in your child’s feet. Let him sleep until morning with them. It’s advisable to put on another pair of socks to keep your baby’s feet warm until morning.
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