Patient Comments: Fever - Treatments

What treatments helped to reduce your fever?

Comment from: payal, Female (Caregiver) Published: April 11

My sister had fever and she took paracetamol tablets for relief of some pain and heat. After that she took a cold bath and rubbed ice on her face, side, arm and head.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: mother forever, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 26

For a fever that doesn't break especially a high one take Tylenol then in two hours Advil and repeat if needed. My daughter had a very high fever that would not break and this was the only way to beat the fever. Advice was given to me by the emergency room doctor.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: jrene61, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 26

A simple treatment to relieve a fever: A cold wash cloth and a popsicle.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 05

If your fever gets above 100.4 try cooling down your pulse points, wrists or neck, anywhere blood is closer to the surface of your skin, tops of your feet even behind your knees. I use ice packs or damp wash cloths.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Pol810, 3-6 Male (Patient) Published: April 06

When I have fevers I use a wet towel with ice cold water and rub all over body especially under armpits. Then wet towel again and release excess water and put towel onto forehead, switching every hour.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Fever - Signs and Symptoms Question: What signs and symptoms did you or your child experience along with a fever?
Fever - Complications Question: Did you or your child experience any complications when you had fever? If so, what were they?
Fever - Causes Question: What caused your fever?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors