Tactics of the struggle against fever, and, accordingly, the necessity of application of antipyretics is caused by the correct diagnosis. For this you should promptly consult a doctor. The doctor will take into account the degree of hyperthermia and its clinical manifestations, age of patient and presence of soputstvuyuscikh diseases.
The clinical course distinguish between favorable "red fever", when the skin is red, warm and moist, and overall state of health relatively satisfactory, and unfavorable white fever with strong chills, pallor of the skin and decreased temperature of extremities. With this in mind, antipyretic therapy is indicated in all cases of "white fever". When the "red fever" - if the temperature is above 38.5°C, if not chronic severe diseases, and in children up to 3 years even insignificant increase of temperature.
The choice of drug for the relief of hyperthermia depends on the age and medical history data of a particular patient. For example, aspirin not used in children under 15 years of age. They preferred to appoint, weakness, confusion.
Remember the methods of physical cooling. For adults, wrap in wet sheet for children - a container with ice on the head and places the passage of large vessels.
Don't forget that hyperthermia observed increased sweating and fluid loss from the body. It is therefore necessary to compensate for liquid loss rate of an additional 1 liter of fluid for each degree of increased temperature.