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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
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.
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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