While fever is part of the body’s defense against illness, it doesn’t mean having one is a comfortable experience.
To help deal with the symptoms of fever, the University of Portland suggests:
- Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Never give a child aspirin.
- Soak in a warm or tepid bath to help bring down a fever. Don’t take a cool or cold bath.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Get immediate treatment for complications of fever, such as seizure, difficulty breathing, delirium, severe headache with stiff neck, or fever of 104 degrees or higher.