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How to cure the high fever?

My mom has a high fever- i put three thick blankets over her already. She keeps moaning in her sleep, I think out of pain because she doesn't normally do that. And before she fell asleep, I think she was shaking. She says it's just 'cause she was cold.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014
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hello and thank you for asking HCM,

I understand your concern. In the past people thoght that warmening while having fever is good, but better is to take a cold shower or put on her cold packs. This will lower the temperature.
You can also give her every 4-6h 500 mg paracetamol but not more than 4000mg per day.
If this won't help than visit a doctor because than it is not a common cold and other therapy is needed.
Give your mum enogh fluid, 1.5-2 L per day and gave her soups with a little bit salt.

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