If your child is having a fever, you naturally want to lower your child's temperature as soon as possible. However, fever does have a purpose: higher body temperatures are thought to stimulate the immune system and kill infectious agents. Therefore, there are some good reasons for the fever to work normally, at least for the time being. However, you really want to control your fever so your child can be as comfortable as possible when the immune system is done. Fortunately, family natural remedies can help moms.
01 Cool down
1, warm water bath. Start with a warm bathtub. When the warm water temperature drops slowly, people with fever enter and relax. Because the temperature of the water slowly drops, the body temperature of the person also slowly drops.
2, do wet socks treatment. This method works best at night. Take a pair of cotton socks that are long enough to cover the ankles and thoroughly moisturize the socks in cold water. Unscrew all excess water and put on socks. Cover these cotton socks with pure wool socks to provide insulation. People wearing socks should rest in bed for a whole night, and they should also cover it with a blanket.
· Most children work well because they should start to feel cool in a few minutes.
· This treatment is a traditional natural treatment. The theory holds that cold feet can stimulate an increase in circulation and increase the response of the immune system. The result is that the body consumes heat and eventually dries the socks and cools the body. This treatment can also relieve chest congestion.
3. Use a wet towel to handle. Take one or two hand towels and fold them longitudinally. Soak the towel in very cold or ice water. Unscrew the excess water and wrap the towel around the head, around the neck, around the ankle or around the wrist. Do not use towels in more than two areas - that is, use towels around the head and ankles or around the neck and wrist. Otherwise, you may cool too much.
· A cold towel absorbs heat from the body and lowers body temperature. When the towel is dry or no longer cools, it can be repeated as needed.
02 Adjust your diet to control your fever
1. Reduce eating. According to recent scientific research, the ancient proverb "cold, fever" actually has some truth. When this energy is used to control infections that cause fever, your body does not want to waste your body's energy by digesting food.
2. Healthy fruit snacks. Choose fruits such as berries, watermelons, oranges and cantaloupes. These fruits are rich in vitamin C, which helps fight infections and lowers fever. They also help children with fever to stay hydrated.
· Avoid eating high-fat or oily foods such as grilled or fried foods. Avoid eating spicy food such as chicken wings, pepperoni or sausage.
3. Drink some soup. Although you can only drink chicken soup, you can also let your child eat rice and some vegetables while drinking chicken soup. Studies have shown that chicken soup may actually have medicinal value and it also helps to retain moisture.
· Make sure you have a good, easily digestible source of protein, such as scrambled eggs or chicken (add a few pieces of meat to the chicken soup).
4. Drink more water. A fever can cause dehydration and make the patient feel worse. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.
5, drink antipyretic herbal tea. You can buy these teas or make them yourself. Just add a teaspoon of dried herbs to each cup of water. Soak the herbs in boiling water for 5 minutes, then add lemon and honey as needed to avoid adding milk. For small children, reduce the herbs to half a teaspoon and make sure the herbal tea cools down and drink!
Try herbal tea made with the following herbs:
· White willow bark
· Mint or Spearmint
· Raspberry leaves
03 Recognize when to see a doctor
1. Know when to go to the hospital for treatment. Body temperature can vary throughout the day, but normal body temperature is considered 37 o C. If the baby is less than 4 months old, if the temperature reaches 38 o C or higher, please go to the hospital immediately. For children of any age, if your temperature reaches 40 o C or higher, go to the hospital immediately. Any child who is 6 months or older with a fever of 39.4 oC should also seek medical attention. If your child has any fever and any of the following symptoms, see a doctor as soon as possible:
· Looks sick or has no appetite
· Significant signs of infection (pus, secretions, rash-like rash)
· Sore throat, rash, headache, stiff neck, earache
· Other rare signs worth watching and getting medical attention immediately
· Gao Song’s voice or voice is like a howl
· Difficulty breathing or oral cavity, blue tones around your fingers or toes
· Baby head swelling
· Minhang or lack of exercise
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2. Pay attention to signs of mild dehydration. Even if you only see signs of mild dehydration, especially babies, please seek medical attention as soon as possible. These can quickly become severely dehydrated. Symptoms of mild dehydration include:
· Baby's lips/dry eyes around the eyes, thick mouth or hard skin
· More sleepiness, irritability or fatigue than usual
· Thirsty (look for "pouting" behavior or use your lips to judge whether your baby is thirsty)
· Reduced urine output
· Dry diapers (The wet diapers should be replaced at least every three hours. If the diapers are dry after 3 hours, it may mean dehydration. Continue to ingest the liquid and check again after one hour. If the diapers are still dry, consult a doctor as soon as possible.)
· Black urine
· Little or no tears when crying
· Dry skin (slightly pinch the back of the baby's hand, just pinch the loose skin. The baby's skin with sufficient moisture will bounce backwards.)
· feel dizzy
3. Recognize severe dehydration. If you see any of these, please go to the hospital immediately. Serious dehydration symptoms include:
· Extreme thirst, irritability or drowsiness in babies and children (in adults, this is considered irritability and confusion)
· The skin and mucous membranes around the mouth and eyes are very dry or dry
· No tears when crying
· Dry skin does not “bounce” when gently folded
· Reduced urination, darker urine than normal urine
· Depressed eyes (this may present a darker circle below the eyes.)
· In the baby, gently check a concave tip, the soft point of the baby's head
· Rapid heartbeat or shortness of breath
4, found the baby's thermal convulsions. Febrile convulsions are convulsions that can occur in a feverish baby. They are terrible, but usually very fast and do not cause any brain damage or major damage. Febrile seizures usually occur in children between 6 months and 5 years of age. They may happen again, but they are rare after 5 years of age. If your child has febrile seizures:
· Make sure there are no sharp edges, steps or anything that might harm your child nearby;
· Do not hold or try to restrain your baby;
· Keep your child or baby by your side or on your abdomen;
· If the seizure lasts longer than 10 minutes, seek medical attention immediately (especially if their neck is stiff, vomiting or looking listless or drowsy).
The above natural remedies are not only suitable for children but also for adults.