J&D Ultracare has been providing high quality nursing services to its patients since 1985! That’s over 30 years of giving specialized care to medically fragile children in the Hudson Valley. To this day, we’re still the only agency in the area that specializes in pediatrics and we’re extremely proud of the work we have done.
It is our mission to provide the best health care possible in the comfort of your own home. But we also want to arm parents with the right knowledge so they can take care of their children as well. That’s why we want to talk about a great article written by Verywell Health that goes over ways to reduce a fever.
The article shows many different ways to reduce a fever, but we wanted to share three important ones from the post that we highly recommend. If you enjoy reading these tips, you can read the full article by clicking here. Without further ado, here are the three tips from the post:
- Try Fever Reducers. Fever-reducing medicine such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) is one of the simplest and most effective ways to bring down a fever. Acetaminophen can be used in children as young as 2 months old. However, if your baby is younger than 3 months and has a fever – contact his Pediatrician before giving any medicine. Ibuprofen can be used in children as young as 6 months old. Aspirin should not be given to kids but can be used in adults over age 18. These medicines work relatively quickly and can make you feel better for 4-8 hours.
- Drink More Fluids. Staying hydrated is really important all the time but even more so when you have a fever. A higher body temperature can lead to dehydration more quickly. Drinking cool liquids can decrease the chances that you get dehydrated and can even help cool off your body.
- Take a Bath. Taking a bath can help bring down your fever, but the really important part is that it can’t be a cold bath. Although that might seem like it would help more than taking a warm bath, getting in cold or ice water will cause shivering which can actually increase your internal temperature. Getting into a bath that is a comfortable temperature for you will help you relax and could bring down the fever as well.
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