How to Reduce a Fever During Pregnancy
If you are running a fever, taking medicine doesn’t always need to be the first option. Try these remedies to reduce a fever during pregnancy and cool yourself down.
1. Dress for the Temperature
Don’t overdress or under dress yourself. Putting on too many clothes retains your body’s heat; under dressing encourages shivering, which produces more heat. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes that allow the air to circulate over your skin.
2. Keep Cool
Open a window, turn on the air conditioner, or go outside. Cool, fresh air removes the heat from your body.
3. Drink lots of Fluids
Sweating and fast breathing cause your body to lose fluids that need replacing. Carry around a water bottle and sip all day long.
4. Feed the Fever
The extra heat you produce burns up fuel that needs replacing with nutritious calories. Calorie-filled, cool smoothies combine the need for food and fluids.
5. Reduce a Fever with a Cool Dip
Soak in a lukewarm bath or shower that is cool enough not to be uncomfortable or make you shiver. Then step out of the tub while still wet and allow your body to cool by evaporation.