Dr. Medhat Abu-Shaaban, medical director and pediatrician at myPediaclinic (Voted best pediatric clinic in Dubai) gives you some tips on dealing with children with high fever.
“When dealing with fever, we advise parents to use anti-inflammatory drugs only when the temperature exceeds 38.5 ˚C.
We also recommend referring to the cold sponging method using only water.
Some old traditions involve mixing alcohol with cold water.
I personally discourage using this method as the alcohol could be absorbed by the skin causing unwanted side effects.”