Give acetaminophen or ibuprofen based on the doctor's recommendations. Do not give aspirin to your child or teen as it's linked to a rare but serious illness called Reye syndrome.
Never use rubbing alcohol or cold baths to bring the fever down.
Dress your child in lightweight clothing and cover with a light sheet or blanket.
Let your child eat what they want, but don't force it if your child doesn't feel like eating.
If your child also is vomiting and/or has diarrhea, ask the doctor if you should give a children's oral rehydration solution (also called oral electrolyte solution or oral electrolyte maintenance solution).
Make sure your child gets plenty of rest.
Get Medical Care if:
your baby is younger than 3 months old has a temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher
an older child has a fever and:
develops a rash
has lasting diarrhea and/or repeated vomiting
has signs of dehydration (peeing less than usual, not having tears when crying, less alert and less active than usual)
All kids get a fever from time to time, and in most cases they're back to normal within a few days. The key is to make your child as comfortable as possible until the fever passes, and get medical care when needed.