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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
Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label.
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 MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofOctober 22, 2015
Current as of:
October 22, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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