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Fever can be controlled in a few hours by using medication for reducing fever. One can also use home remedies like applying egg white on the feet. However, try these below mentioned remedies which will help reduce fever fast, only if the fever is less than or 103 °F. This type of fever is called low grade fever, and is actually good for the body as it kills the harmful microbes present in the body. If you have a baby who is younger than 6 months and has a fever of 101 °F or more, seek medical care.Whenever trying to reduce fever fast, two things are of prime importantce - reducing the fever and preventing dehydration. Here, are the remedies which work fast for reducing fever.Oral Medicines One should always keep some medicines at home to treat fever. There are over-the-counter medicines available to treat fever in children and adults. Adults can take medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen, but give only the latter two medicines to children who are younger than 18 years. Oral medicines or remedies for babies are to be used only after consulting a pediatrician. Learn more about baby teething fever.Intake of Fluids This is an excellent remedy, when you want to reduce fever in children naturally. During fever a lot of water is lost from the body. Drinking water will keep the body hydrated and help to bring the body temperature down. So, give the person suffering from fever, a lot of fluids. You can also give the person, fresh fruits like watermelon or cucumbers, these are nutritious and have over 90% water content.Sponge Bath Sponge baths are very effective to reduce fever in children and adults. Take off all the clothes of the patient and with lukewarm water, sponge bath the whole body. You can repeat this remedy after 4 hours if required. Alternatively, you can try soaking cotton cloth strips in normal water and placing them on the person's head and feet. Remove the strips after two minutes and repeat the whole process for 10 - 15 minutes, to reduce fever naturally.Applying Pads Food items like egg white, onions, potatoes or garlic also help to reduce fever fast. You can make pads from any of the mentioned food items using gauze bandage. Secure these pads around the feet of the person by wrapping gauze. If you are using garlic pads, smear some olive oil on the feet before using the pads, to prevent any irritation. You can use any of the mentioned food items, but egg white works the best. Egg whites works instantaneously in a situation where you are trying to figure out how to break the fever.Dr Robert Debre identified the cat as the vector of the cat scratch disease in 1950. Catch scratch fever is a bacterial infection, which typically causes the lymph nodes to swell. This infection is usually a result of a scratch, bite or in some cases a lick from a cat. Kittens that are a few weeks old are more likely to cause the infection when compared to full grown cats. The bacteria that causes cat scratch disease is called Bartonella henselae. For no particular reason, this disease is more likely to occur in the fall and winter when compared to summer. In America, about 20,000 cases are diagnosed annually. Majority of these cases are seen in children, as they are more likely to play with stray cats than adults.The bacterium in the cats is spread via fleas. However, there is no evidence that the fleas transmit the disease to the humans directly. The bacteria stay in the saliva of the cat without harming the cat in anyway.

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This article was published on 2010/09/30