7/23/12 Natural Remedies for Reducing a Fever Six Tips For Reducing a Fever Naturally by babysugar May 4, 2010 47 When a child spikes a fever, lots of moms reach for a bottle of medicine, but there are also natural ways to get a tot's temperature down. The Mayo Clinic offers these six home remedies. Keep Clothing to a Minimum What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Keeping cool will not only make a sick child feel more comfortable, it can help bring down their fever. So be sure to dress in light clothes, reduce the amount of bedding on a tot's bed, and stay in a cool room. Soak in a Lukewarm Bath What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Short soaks in a lukewarm bath – about five or 10 minutes – can help lower the body's internal temperature and cool the body down. Use Cool Compresses What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! A damp, cool washcloth applied to the forehead, the back of the neck, or the wrists can make a sick child more comfortable. Get Plenty of Rest What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Fever days are a great excuse for vegging out in front of the TV or curling up for a marathon reading session. Rest not only helps the body recover, it prevents the internal body temperature from rising as a result from physical activity. Drink Plenty of Fluids What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! Keeping hydrated can help cool the body as well as help it fight off whatever brought on the fever. According to the Mayo Clinic, "Fever can cause fluid loss and dehydration, so drink water, juices or broth. For a child under age 1, use an oral rehydration solution such as Pedialyte. These solutions contain water and salts proportioned to replenish fluids and electrolytes."