Our readers have posted about some effective natural fever remedies that actually help a child’s body cope with the illness it is fighting, as well as lowering the fever. The next time your child spikes a fever, consider using apple cider vinegar, egg whites, garlic, or any number of other natural remedies that you will learn below from reading our feedback. Please let us know about remedies that have worked for you in treating childhood fevers.
The goal should be to keep the child comfortable more than to just reduce the fever, in most cases. Use popsicles, ice chips and fluids to keep the child hydrated. Tepid baths and light clothing aid in comfort. Do not use is rubbing alcohol, as it is absorbed into the skin.
When the correct remedy is used, the fever may break very quickly. The child may feel much better after only 2-3 doses. While most childhood fevers respond well to treatment at home, if the child’s temperature is over 104 degrees F. or the child becomes confused or even unconscious, call the doctor.