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
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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency MedicineDavid Messenger, MD
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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