Sponge Bath for a Child's Fever
A sponge bath may be given if:
Give your child an appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen before giving him or her a sponge bath. Wait 30 minutes to see whether the medicine brings the child's fever below 104°F (40°C).
Give a sponge bath as follows:
If your child doesn't like the sponge bath or doesn't feel better after the bath, there is no need to give another one.
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