I think both parents know that children with fever can't be treated casually. Physical cooling is the most common method for children with fever. What are the common physical cooling methods in our daily life? Let's learn about them.
Physical cooling method for children's fever I: 35% alcohol bath
Alcohol can dilate blood vessels and take away a lot of heat when evaporating. It can help children cool down when they have a fever. Prepare 100 ml of 75% alcohol, warm water and keep the temperature at about 27-37 ℃. Do not subcool. Otherwise, it will cause muscle contraction and heat recovery. When bathing, dip a towel or handkerchief in the prepared solution. Start from one side of the neck, rub it from top to bottom along the outside of the arm to the back of the hand, then rub it from the armpit along the inside of the upper arm to the palm, and then rub the other side in the same way. When wiping the lower limbs, wipe them from the outer thigh to the dorsum of the foot, and then from the groin along the inner thigh to the center of the foot. Alcohol bath, should be a little force the best, rub until the skin red, pay attention to the baby's chest, abdomen, foot do not rub, so as to avoid adverse reactions. And this method is not suitable for newborns and smaller infants.
Children's fever physical cooling method 2: Bathing with warm water
Bathing helps to cool the heat. If your baby has a fever and is in a good mental state, you can take a bath more often and adjust the water temperature to 27-37 ℃. You can also use warm water to clean your baby. Pay attention not to take a hot bath for the baby, otherwise it will easily cause systemic vasodilation, increase oxygen consumption, easily lead to ischemia and hypoxia, and aggravate the condition.
Children's fever physical cooling method three: hot water soak feet
Feet can promote blood circulation and relieve discomfort. Another beauty of a baby's feet when he has a fever is that they help cool down. The feet can be soaked in a foot basin or a small bucket, and 2 / 3 of the basin water is poured in. The water temperature should be slightly higher than usual, and the temperature should be about 40 ℃. The standard is that the baby can adapt. When soaking feet, the mother stroked the baby's two little feet, which not only expanded blood vessels, but also reduced the discomfort caused by fever.
Children's fever physical cooling method 4: ice pack cold compress
You can go to the store to buy Chemical ice bags. When you use it, refrigerate the refrigerator, remove it from the gel state, and put it on top of your baby's head, forehead, neck, armpit, groin and so on. You can use it repeatedly. Home made ice bags are also available: take some ice from the refrigerator and smash them into walnut sized pieces and put them in the man box, wash them with water, dissolve the sharp edges and corners, and put them into the plastic bag (double-layer is required to prevent water leakage). When the ice is half filled, add some cold water, fill the ice gap, then press out the air, tighten the bag mouth, and wrap the old cloth or towel outside. Put the ice bag on the forehead and neck of the child with high fever to reduce the head temperature as soon as possible and avoid the influence of high fever on the brain. Ice bags can also be placed in children's armpits, groins and other places.
Children's fever physical cooling method 5: ice pillow
When the baby has a high fever, you can make an ice pillow for the baby, which is both comfortable and good. Go to the hospital and buy an ice bag (not a hot water bag). Pour the ice into the basin, knock it into small pieces, wash away the edges and corners with water, put it into an ice bag, add 50-100ml of water, do not fill it up, 2 / 3 of it is enough, exhaust the air, clamp the mouth of the bag, wrap a cloth or towel under the baby's head and neck as a pillow. When the ice melts, it can be replaced. Soon the baby's temperature will drop.