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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.
September 13, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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