How can you "fight" a fever at home?

Comfort. The key is to make your child comfortable. If need to, you can give Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen at the proper dose, recommended by your doctor. If your child is very uncomfortable and very hot, he/she may find relief with a tepid water bath for a few minutes until he/she feels better.
Antipyretics. Other than rest and fluids, the best way to address a concerning fever is with antipyretics such as Acetaminophen vs. Ibuprofen.
Acetaminophen. Both Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are safe and effective for children. Acetaminophen can be used for any child, and Ibuprofen should be used only in children older than 6 months. Aspirin should never be used to treat fever or illness in children. Sponge baths in lukewarm (not cold) water can also be used. Never use alcohol as it can be inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin.