U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Los Angeles, CA
A 17-year-old male asked:

how can i stop a fever?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Fever: Hydrate well. Do you have tylenol (acetaminophen) or an NSAID - they can help w fever.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Fever: Within limits, you may not want to stop the fever. It's an ancient biological response that ensures your survival -- it activates your immune system when needed! however, it's also a stressor in itself. Hydrating well is necessary, and if you're very uncomfortable tylenol (acetaminophen) can bring your fever down.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A member asked:

What is "milk fever?"

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Mastitis: Milk fever is an old term for mastitis, or inflammation and/or infection of the breast. Your breast(s) may be warm, tender or red. You may feel sick as well. If you have any of these symptoms you need to call your ob/gyn right away.
A member asked:

Do baths help reduce fever?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
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.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the fastest way to stop a fever?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Fever: Before trying to stop fever, know why it occurs. Fever is one of the body's way of fighting and quelling an infection. Most individuals, body temperatures less than 102 degrees are well tolerated; above it makes one uncomfortable for which one can start giving fever reducers. The easiest way or reducing it adequate hydration, rest, cold compresses and a tepid sponge bath.
India
A 24-year-old male asked about a 24-year-old male:

How to stop hevy fever only night time?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Antihistamine: You can take an antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine or Hydroxyzine at bedtime.
India
A 32-year-old male asked:

How can I stop cold/fever/flu right away when I start experiencing mild symptoms so that it doesn't turn into a fully grown disease?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Sorry, you can't: This isn't possible. Once a cold or similar upper respiratory infection starts, you're in for the full deal, usually a week or so. You can help reduce symptoms with aspirin, paracetamol, and related drugs, nasal decongestants, etc. But that's about all. Sorry!

Related questions

A 34-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 39-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jun 10, 2014

People also asked

Related topics

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.