(Fever is actually the body’s way of fighting off invaders. Unless the child’s fever becomes extremely high, it is often better to not try to lower the temperature and let the fever do its job. If the fever continues for an extended period of time or climbs above 103 degrees seek professional help.)
- Never immerse the child in cold water as this drops the temperature too quickly. If you wish to lower the child’s temperature place a cool rag on the forehead and the fever should begin to come down within 30 minutes.
- Do not over heat the child with too many blankets or cloths.
- A garlic enema will help to bring down a fever. This can be done by squeezing the oil from the garlic into the water and administering. Often times just getting the bowels to move will help reduce fevers.
- Bath the child in tepid water with ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar.