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Where is the right place to put cold towel on the child in order to reduce the fever ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Forehead

If you place it anywhere, limit it to the forehead.
This may give the kid a sense of relief.Putting anything cold on the rest of the body will trigger the skin sensors to develop a chill response and send the fever higher. If using a bath at all (i never recommend it- too messy), the water should never be more than 15 f degrees cooler than the kid.

In brief: Forehead

If you place it anywhere, limit it to the forehead.
This may give the kid a sense of relief.Putting anything cold on the rest of the body will trigger the skin sensors to develop a chill response and send the fever higher. If using a bath at all (i never recommend it- too messy), the water should never be more than 15 f degrees cooler than the kid.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Luke warm water

Depending on the age of the child, you are better off having the child take a lukewarm bath, rather than a cold cloth on one part of the body.

In brief: Luke warm water

Depending on the age of the child, you are better off having the child take a lukewarm bath, rather than a cold cloth on one part of the body.
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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