The best way to reduce fever in children

The best way to reduce fever in children



A high temperature is one of the common signs of an infection. To treat heat for children, you must know the underlying cause, and to learn about ways to treat heat for infants and children, follow the following article.

Heat treatment for children at home

Is it possible to treat heat children with vinegar? There are many ways to treat heat for children at home, the most prominent of which are: [7]

Lemon and honey

Lemon and honey are characterized by their ability to boost the immune system, due to the content of lemon rich in vitamin C and the distinctive properties of honey in fighting bacteria and viruses. All you have to do is squeeze a little lemon and add a teaspoon of honey to the mixture and offer it to your child, to enhance the benefit, you can add a little ginger.

Apple cider vinegar 

Apple cider vinegar can help reduce children\’s fever, all you have to do is dilute an amount of vinegar with water and a piece of gauze and put it on your child\’s stomach and forehead, or you can add half a cup of vinegar to a warm bath to reduce your child\’s temperature.

Mustard oil and garlic

The mixture of mustard oil and garlic is an ideal remedy for the heat. The mixture promotes sweating and helps to expel toxins from the body and reduces heat. All you have to do is heat two tablespoons of mustard oil for 30 seconds and then add a teaspoon of garlic puree to the mixture. Allow the mixture to cool slightly and then use it to massage your baby\’s feet, back, and chest.

Ginger bath

Ginger treats heat for children by stimulating sweating, all you need to do is add 2 teaspoons of ginger powder to your child\’s bathtub.


Onions have been used since ancient times to treat the heart of children, by rubbing onion slices on your child\’s feet for at least two minutes per foot, to obtain the desired results, it is recommended to apply the mixture twice a day.

Heat treatment for children with herbs

Some herbs can work as a natural remedy in treating heat caused by a viral infection, the following are the most important of these herbs: [8]


Ginger has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve heat symptoms caused by a viral infection. To take advantage of ginger’s heat treatment properties for children, add a teaspoon of grated ginger to a cup of water and let it boil for 2-5 minutes. When finished, filter the mixture and serve. For your child, while he is warm, it is worth noting the importance of not serving ginger to those under the age of one year without consulting a doctor. You can sweeten the tea using honey.

Coriander seeds

Coriander is rich in natural oils and antibiotics that help in boosting the immune system and fighting infection. To benefit from the properties of coriander, soak a few coriander seeds in half a liter of water and offer this water to your child several times a day.

the Garlic 

Garlic has strong anti-inflammatory properties that help eliminate infection and treat heat. You can offer garlic to your child either by adding it to food or giving it to chew.


Some studies have found the effectiveness of the bark of the Moringa plant in treating heat and expelling toxins from the body, due to the content of this plant with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Lemon balm

Lemon balm, also known as lemon balm, is one of the herbs commonly used with tea. Some research has found the effectiveness of these herbs in fighting infection and treating heat.

Tips for reducing fever for children

To treat heat at home, follow these steps: [9]

Loosen your child\’s clothing. Dress your child in lightweight clothing. This can reduce the heat and help him cool off. Lower the house temperature. Make sure to keep your home cool when the child\’s temperature rises. This can reduce the chance of the child becoming overheated. In a lukewarm bath, be sure to use lukewarm water that is close to your body temperature, cold water can increase the chance of a child\’s temperature rising again. Provide an adequate amount of fluids. High fever for children can increase the chance of dehydration, so you must make sure that the child gets enough fluids. Avoid using ice or alcohol to bring down a child\’s temperature.

Symptoms that require a doctor\’s consultation

Be sure to monitor your child constantly when his temperature rises, with the need to consult a doctor if any of the following symptoms are observed: [9]

If your child is between 3-6 months old, and his temperature, when measured rectally, is 38.9 degrees Celsius. If your baby under 3 months old has a high temperature. Your child\’s mood changes and he seems more nervous than usual. If your child appears lethargic or tired. The temperature persists for more than 24 degrees or if it rises regularly, for example, once every 4 hours. The temperature does not drop within minutes or hours of using heart medications.

There are many methods of treating heat for children, including drug therapy, and some herbal and home methods, but drug therapy remains the best and most effective.

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