I have used the potato in the sock trick for about ten years now, it works every time. It is funny telling people to try it for the first time but I told my mother she was crazy when she told me how to do it.
I've had a fever for 3 days and was taking Tylenol every 6 hours to bring it down. It wasn't helping, so I tried the potato remedy that is mentioned on this site. I am so shocked that something as simple as potatoes brought my fever down in 2 hours. I peeled a large potato, sliced it and put it in the fridge for about half hour. Then I put the sliced potatoes on my feet and covered it with socks. An hour later I took the potatoes out and put them in the fridge again for half hour. Applied them to my feet again and VOILA - fever gone!!! I repeated the whole procedure again next morning, just to make sure the fever didn't come back. Try it people, it truly is a miracle.
I had a rapidly rising fever last night that hit 103.1 and was only getting worse. Nothing was really bringing it down and my friend googled and found this website - since I had no egg whites, I opted for potato slices that I kept on my feet with socks.
Sure, I felt a little ridiculous and was reasonably sure that my fever had driven me to desperation and/or madness, but within two hours I was down to 99 degrees. So, there you have it, potatoes for fevers.
My husband's fever was rapidly rising to a 101.8. I read some of the responses on how to reduce a fever and I remembered my grandma using POTATOES. I sliced potatoes long ways and placed them on the soles of my husbands feet then put socks on. Placed some on his chest (without a shirt) and covered with a towel. I placed a cool wash cloth with some rubbing alcohol on his forehead and within the firt 30 mins, his fever was going down. After an hour it was below 100.Potatoes work well for reducing a fever.
I had a fever this weekend and a friend told me about slicing potaotes and putting them inside your socks. So I tried it and it works. I will have to try the egg whites next.