To reduce the temperature of 38.0°C and above are widely used various physical methods of cooling: the child must be open; the forehead is to put a towel soaked with cold water; rubbing the whole body with a sponge soaked in vodka, 40% alcohol, vinegar, water and 9% vinegar mixed in the ratio 1:1); to use the blowing fan, air conditioning; on the projection of large blood vessels to put the bubbles on ice (groin).
There should be an additional drinking of juice, water, tea with lemon (0.5 – 1 liter more than the age norm). A must when the temperature drops: to reduce the high temperature to be slow, not more than 1°C per hour. At high temperatures, the virus multiplies slowly, so the disease is not progressing.
Because drugs are used safe and effective antipyretic drugs: ibuprofen (Nurofen) or paracetamol (calpol, Nurofen, Panadol, tylenol). Antipyretic (lytic) effect when taking Nurofen lasts for 12 hours, so the drug is assigned to only 2 times a day, which is very convenient.
Medicines in the pharmaceutical market produced in various forms: in the form of tablets, dragees, suppositories and syrups. For the purpose antipyretic drugs definitely need to consult a doctor pediatrician. In children, single doses prescribed on year of life (early age) or per kilogram of body weight, adolescent single dose on admission are the same as in adults. The dose of paracetamol can be repeated after 4 hours, the multiplicity of reception during the day is not more than 4 times. If a child has been vomiting, it is best to enter antipyretic candles (cepacol, paracetamol).
If the temperature is kept at high numbers after all the events, you need to call a doctor from the pediatric clinic, and on weekends and in the evening and call an ambulance. Usually in this situation you enter the lytic mixture, which includes 50% pain, 1% diphenhydramine. Lytic mixture is injected intramuscularly, and then assigned oral antipyretic drugs.