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For how long cold compress is necessary
My son is 4. I just noticed that 102 fever because of cold n cough I have stared his cold compress at 102. Till how long I need to do cold compress or till how much temperature? It's third time he has fever since last one month because of cold n cough
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You'll need to first give him paracetamol to reduce the temperature. Following that, you may start tepid sponging. This is to be done with warm water.. NOT cold water. Cold water will increase his temperature further. Tepid sponging to be continued till temperature is below 100 deg F.
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