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A 34-year-old female asked:

Son has fever, not high 100.3. should i give a bath. if so should it be hot or cold, and for what reason.?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Does it bother him ?: If the kid is playful & feeding well, why bother.Treatment of low grade fever is an option & one more necessary if the kid is fussy or shows other signs of feeling bad.If you ever bathe for fever keep the water luke warm or the brain will respond & push the temperature up not down. Fever is a natural response in illness & helps increase blood flow & circulation of healing factors.
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