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Fever Relief

How to soothe a sick child

(HealthDayNews) -- When children are achy and fussy with fevers, besides giving them an over-the-counter medicine, there are other ways you can help them feel better.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these tips:

  • Give your child plenty to drink to prevent dehydration and help the body cool itself.
  • Keep the room temperature at about 70 to 74 degrees.
  • Dress your child in light cotton pajamas so that body heat can escape.
  • If your child is chilled, add an extra blanket but remove it when the chill stops.
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