What is the fastest way to slow down a fever?
• Tepid baths
• Drink iced water
• Drink alcohol
• Hot baths
Answer: Tepid Baths
The fastest way to lower a fever is by taking a tepid bath. When a child or adult has a high fever, it’s best to give them a sponge bath where they are wiped with a wet cloth or sponge. This may lower the body temperature a bit and help ease fever symptoms.
What is a fever?
A fever is the body’s way of fighting an illness by increasing the core temperatures. It’s a sign that something out of the ordinary is going on in your body and it’s attacking the illness. Some symptoms may include chills, shivering, sweating, headaches, loss of appetite, dehydration, weakness, some muscle aches.
Tepid Baths and Hydration
The water temperature for tepid baths should be between 24° to 33°C (75° to 92°F). Adding natural lavender oil or vinegar can help cool the body and bring the fever down to a more manageable level.
It’s also important to stay hydrated. Fevers dehydrate the body as the increase in body temperature makes you sweat more. Stay clear of sugary drinks. Sugars tend to feed bacteria and illnesses so be sure to drink clear liquids like water and herbal teas.
While it may be tough to watch someone who has a fever, it’s sometimes best to let nature take its course. The best thing to do is monitor the person frequently, use tepid baths to help manage fever and comfort, and stay hydrated.
~To Your Survival!
How to Reduce a Fever Naturally