November 27, 2002
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.