Updated April 10, 2014
There are a few options if you would prefer to try to reduce a fever without medication. These may also help if medication is not reducing the fever enough.
What not to do:
Be sure not to wrap the person with a fever in blankets or warm clothes. Although they may feel cold, added layers will only prevent the body temperature from dropping like it should. Dress the person in one layer of comfortable clothes, provided the environmental temperature is comfortable.
Never put someone in an ice bath or use rubbing alcohol on the skin to reduce a person's body temperature. Both of these can be dangerous and are not effective means of bring down a fever.
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