Heat-lowering Compresses And Other Ways To Deal With Fever
Besides helping to lower body temperature, cold compresses can also relieve headaches, pain, and even swelling in your body.
Another way to reduce heat
In addition to using a heat-lowering compress, you can also do a number of other things to reduce heat, such as:
1. Drink water regularly
Fever can cause decreased fluid in your body. Therefore, make sure you are well hydrated by drinking enough water. Did you know that every 1 degree increase in fever temperature, you will lose 10 percent of body fluids so that lost body fluids need to be replaced.
2. Get enough rest
Fever is a sign that your body is fighting infection. This will be very energy-draining. So make sure you get enough rest.
3. Take a warm shower
You are also advised to take a shower using warm water or lukewarm. The reason is, taking a shower using cold water will actually make you shiver.
4. Don’t use layered clothing
Although fever can sometimes make you feel cold, you are advised not to use layers of clothing because it can make heat in your body trapped and your body temperature can increase.
In addition, you can also take fever-lowering medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Especially for children and adolescents, it is not recommended to take medication containing aspirin to reduce heat.