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how to reduce fever ?

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Dr. Prabhat Sinha
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Acetaminophen: Take tylenol (acetaminophen) which will decrease fever put ice on forehead.

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A member asked:

Do baths help reduce fever?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: A tepid bath, or a comfortably warm bath, does two things: it keeps the child from shivering, which will generate internal heat, and it will allow for evaporation, lowering heat. Keep the bath from being too hot, but also from being too cold.
Brooklyn, NY
A 30-year-old female asked about a 45-year-old member:

How do I reduce a fever?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) or Motrin (advil, ibuprofen) are over-the-counter medicines that decrease fever. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used from 2 months onwards, and may be given every 4 hours if needed. Motrin can be used from 6 months onwards, and may be given every 6 hours if needed. Prolonged fevers, high fevers, fevers in babies, or the presence of worrisome symptoms means a trip to the doctor is needed.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the bet way to help someone reduce their fever?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not always needed: Fever does not always need to be reduced. It is a natural process of the body's immune system as a response to an infection. Many causes of infections including bacteria and viruses do not do well at high temperatures, so a fever can be part of how the body fights off a problem. If someone is uncomfortable with a fever then tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen can help. Avoid tepid water baths as can drive fever in.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it true that bloodletting can reduce a fever ?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
No: Bloodletting has no benefit at all for reducing temperature.
Brooklyn, NY
A 50-year-old female asked:

I have a temp of 100.8 , besides pills, what else can reduce my fever?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Why?: Unless the fever is making you patently uncomfortable or compromising your cardiac or respiratory function there is no reason to suppress it. Fever may be helpful in fighting infection. If you really want to do this, a tepid bath may be of assistance.

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