10 doctors weighed in:
How can you "fight" a fever at home?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Acetaminophen
Cool bath if necessary.

In brief: Acetaminophen
Cool bath if necessary.
Dr. Maurice Gunsberger
Dr. Maurice Gunsberger
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Dr. Saul Hymes
Pediatrics - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Antipyretics
Other than rest and fluids, the best way to address a concerning fever is with antipyretics such as Acetaminophen vs.
In brief: Antipyretics
Other than rest and fluids, the best way to address a concerning fever is with antipyretics such as Acetaminophen vs.
Ibuprofen.
Dr. Saul Hymes
Dr. Saul Hymes
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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