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.
Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania
Being that my son is allergic to eggs, I tried the ACV and water compress to help bring down his fever of 101.8. After a few hours, it came down to about 101. I then tried a big slice of potato in each sock - after an hour fever was down to 99.9! Thanks for those that have shared on this site - I've gotten a lot of helpful non-drug remedies here.
My 4 year old son woke up with a HIGH fever, but otherwise was fine. I worried after pain relievers were not bringing it down. I went on the internet and typed in break fever and this site came up. I didn't have eggs so I couldn't use the egg white remedy, but I did have onions, ACV, and potatoes. I got socks and placed potatoes and chopped onion with a hint of garlic and placed them on his feet--he didn't like it. Then I got a washcloth soaked in ACV and placed it on his forehead. I checked his temperature every 15 minutes from 3am-6am. it went down from 102.7, droping .1 degrees to 1 degree at times. I am a believer in this and will now try this again. There is something to be said about folk remedies.
One remedy for fevers is taking a egg (still intact, in its shell) and rubbing the whole egg all over the body. It will absorb the heat in the body and when you are done, the egg will be hard boiled. This was passed down from a family friend and it really works. Just be careful with the egg as you have to constantly roll it over the person.
[NAY] 02/07/2007: Gail from Columbus, OH writes: "I put egg whites on two face clothes and placed the egg white portion on the bottoms of my son's feet then covered with socks and a bath towel. There has been no change in his temperature in 45minutes. This did not work for us. Looking for another remedy,"
Use Regular rubbing alcohol. Rub over chest. 70% rubbing alcohol should work just fine. I've tried this on my 11 year old daughter and it brought her tempature down and kept it down! This is what they used in the good old days! It works!
I always just stayed under the covers and sweat it all out, i don't know if it's such a hot idea (pardon the pun) but it worked for me. I see it as, if your gonna miss a day of work u might as well lay in bed and let it all hang out. I've had sleepless nights because it was so bad, i just stayed under my quilt and sweat it all out. It takes about 4 hours under the covers on a warm day and then i was alright.
Remedy #5 has been a tradition when treating a fever since my great grandparents moved from Austria to the US in the 1920's.It has never failed!
I got caught in a cold thunderstorm the other night and got chilled. Had to wait a couple of hours in wet clothes until I could go home. I didn't feel a fever till the next day. I remembered that turmeric was good for infections so I made up some golden milk from a few of the recipes here on EC:
cup of boiled milk
level teaspoon of turmeric ( used to treat MRSA, anti-inflammatory etc.)
couple pinches of cayenne (vitamin C)
pinch of cracked pepper (works with cayenne)
1/2 tsp. Honey
1/2 tsp. Bsm (b vitamins)
fever was gone in 30 min. May need more than one dose. Don't forget to stir in between sips as the turmeric will sink to the bottom. Also lactose intolerant can use juice, just put a tsp. of oil ( coconut, olive etc. ) as turmeric is fat soluble. God Bless!
Typhoid Fever: My daughter was diagnosed positive in her widal agglutination test. I searched for hours but found nothing for typhoid. Anyone knows? Thank you very much. Any feedback will be highly appreciated.
Ormoc, Leyte, Philippines
Fountain Inn, Sc
I'was told about using vicks vapor rub to break a fever by some friends. my daughter was running a temp of 102.6 and tylenol nor motrin was working. desperate to get my girl feeling better i rubbed the vapor rub on her chest and on the bottom of her feet then covered them with her socks in the morning my baby girl had no fever and could breath much easier. try it and test it for yourself i am sure this will work.