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So my DS has a fever.

I'm not really all that worried about fevers. It's not very high, but he's had this low grade fever all day. He doesnt get sick very often and the other times he has gotten fevers they didnt last long. so ...i dont remember if it is recomended to give the child a bath or not?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:29 PM on May. 24, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • if he has a fever i wouldnt but i would give tylonal or motron
    nakita72

    Answer by nakita72 at 9:32 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • we're green. i dont give those things unless the fever goes high.
    a fever, in and of itself is not bad. It is the bodies way of fighting off what IS bad that is in his body. a low grade fever is healthy if he is sick. It lets me know his immune system is working as it should.
    but thanks. ...i was just curious about the bath thing because i thought it might help him feel better and sleep better. but i'm worried about it raising his temp
    btw he's 3yrs old.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • A luke warm bath should be fine and would probably help lower the temp. Make sure not to make it too warm and do not bundle him up that will make the fever worse.
    violaswamp

    Answer by violaswamp at 9:38 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • Luke warm bath to help cool his core temp, lots of fluids (try water with lemon wedges or lemon juice...it will help flush his system of toxins), and just monitor his temp. Have him wear light pajamas so that he doesn't get too cold but so that he's not over-heating. Hope he feels better soon!
    beadingmom17

    Answer by beadingmom17 at 9:56 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • Yes, a luke warm bath can help to reduce his temp and make him feel better. Mainly you just want to push fluids that are non caffeinated and low in sugars. Preferably water but if he won't drink water try gatorade or pedialyte. Keep him dressed cool, like cotton pants and a t-shirt, and if he needs covers to sleep just give him a thin sheet.
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 9:58 PM on May. 24, 2009

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