Expert Advice -- 7 Ways to Fight a Fever

• Thus the combination of sponging and antipyretics therapy may result in more rapid fever reduction than if either treatment were used by itself.

• Parents should also be advised not to use rubbing alcohol because the alcohol can be absorbed through the skin, potentially leading to alcohol-induced hypoglycemia and even coma.

• If you've tried these methods and your child still appears to be very sick, or if her fever has lasted for more than three days, then a trip to the pediatrician is definitely in order.

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