How to Reduce a Fever in a Child without Medicine
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How do you help your child when he or she has a fever? Do you try to give medicine, or would you rather a different way to help reduce the fever?
While many parents would head right for the medicine, some would rather not, which is totally okay. A fever is the body’s way of fighting off infections, so it is seen as a healthy sign if the body is responding with a mild fever.Learn how to reduce a fever in #kids without using medicine #BeKOOOL #health
Here is how to reduce a fever in a child without medicine:
- Encourage rest. I know kids love to be kids and play around, but when a child has a fever, it’s great if he or she can get some rest. Most likely your child won’t be feeling well enough to be running around, but
- Offer plenty of fluids. It’s important to keep your kids hydrated and help cool the body a bit from the inside out.
- Give a lukewarm bath. Sometimes a cooler bath helps to reduce fevers and achiness that sometimes accompanies fevers.
- Use a cool cloth or the super handy BeKOOOL soft gel sheets on the forehead. A cool cloth is easy to use and can help reduce fevers, although they tend to dry up and get warm after a little bit. BeKOOOL’s safe non-medicated gel sheets can provide up to 8 hours of cooling relief and are super handy to have around in case of fevers.
If the fever doesn’t seem to go down or go away, you can always try a dose of a fever reducer like acetaminophen, but make sure to use the proper dosing. And of course, if nothing is working, contact your doctor and seek treatment.
Fever Treatment Using BeKOOOL
I was glad when I was contacted by BeKOOOL about their gel sheets. I really like the concept of non-medicated methods to treat fevers in little kids, especially this time of year!
Parents no longer have to watch their kids suffer while they wait for medicine to kick in thanks to BeKOOOL’s immediate and long-lasting cooling relief. BeKOOOL’s non-medicated soft gel sheets are convenient and fit in your diaper bag or purse. These adhesive and non-messy gel sheets are a wonderful alternative to the traditional messy washcloth or warm bath. Your kids will even think they’re ‘koool’ because they have Disney characters on them.
BeKOOOL’s easy-to-use, soft gel sheets:
- Stick to kids’ foreheads, so little ones who are sick can comfortably rest and relax
- Provide up to eight hours of cooling relief
- Safe to use with fever-reducing medicine (it’s non-medicated)
My kiddos and I tried out a gel sheet to see if it really is cool. It was easy to take out of the package and apply, which is good to know for when the kiddos really are sick!
It is immediately cool to the touch. Another good feature is that after it is removed, there was no sticky residue on our foreheads.
You can find BeKOOOL products at Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS stores. They’re also available on Amazon (affiliate link). Stock up today before the next fever hits!
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I don’t have a preference other than it works. I would definitely like to try BeKOOL.
We’ll do a luke warm bath to cool our boys down when they have a fever, but love the idea of these gel pads!
Chelsea M says
We usually try lots of fluids and resting. I would definitely try BeKool to reduce fevers.
bucks county mom says
These seem like a great thing to tuck in the diaper bag or travel kit, when you’re away from home and a comfy couch. Definitely going to check them out.
sharon b says
I usually make sure my boys wear only cotton clothing to reduce a fever. lots of rest and snuggles help too.
Lots of rest and fever reducing medicine. if my kids were younger I would use these. if I win I will pass them along to my sister who has 3 little ones.
Emily Smith says
We’ve used BeKool, they work great! We usually make sure they are only using a flat sheet instead of a blanket, wearing cool/breathable pjs and drink lots of fluids.
jeanette sheets says
i always have use motrin for fever and pain ,never heard of bekool before,cool breathable clothing
Ashley W says
My favorite way to reduce fever is by giving my munchkins a nice warm bath followed by a cup of tea.
Charlene S. says
We use Tylenol & a cool cloth. I would use this for sure.
Stephanie o'day says
Normally, just give Tylenol, but I would definitely try BeKool!
Wendy M says
I have tried BeKool and love it. They are easy to use and really work! Would definitely recommend to anyone