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People have a certain rate of body temperature under normal conditions. High fever is a health problem that can happen to people of all ages. But this condition is more dangerous, especially for young children. For this reason, one of the things that parents with young children are most afraid of is a high fever. High fever can be reduced at home in Turkey using some methods.


When faced with a high fever, parents are alarmed and can use some fever-lowering methods. These methods can sometimes increase the fever even more instead of lowering it. A body temperature of 38 degrees and above is defined as a high fever. Febrile remittances occur when there is a high fever. This condition is most common in children between the 6 months and 5 years. The body temperature at which febrile remittances appear usually reaches 39-40 degrees.

In such cases, bruising and loss of consciousness in the child may occur. In this case, without panic, you should prevent the child from falling or bumping somewhere, lay him on his back with his head facing you and the air ducts open. A person with a fever gets malaria and may want to cover it up. You should not cover the hot person and make sure that he takes a warm shower. A warm shower makes the body temperature drop suddenly.


There are many different ways to reduce fever at home. In order to reduce the fever, it is necessary to determine a method that is suitable for the age of the person who is being fired. The age group in which high fever is most dangerous is infants and children. Methods that can be used to reduce the temperature of infants and children at home;

– In order to prevent babies from getting sick, they are usually dressed in layers and care is taken to keep the room they are in warm. In case of high fever, it is necessary to remove excess clothing from the baby. As for the temperature in the room where the baby is located, it is reduced to 20 degrees.

– Breast milk is very important at this stage. If your baby is breastfeeding, you should continue breastfeeding while he is feverish. If your child is not sucking, you should be careful to give plenty of fluids. Since there will be a loss of fluid with a high fever, it is necessary to drink plenty of fluids.

– If you have an antipyretic or suppository in your home, you can give it to your baby in the required dose in accordance with the way it is used.

– You can give your baby a nice shower by preparing a warm water. Thanks to this, the body temperature of your baby begins to drop sharply.

– You should not apply substances such as wet cloth or vinegar water on your children’s foreheads and you should not give your child antibiotics unless your doctor recommends it.


It is necessary to be more cautious when reducing high fever in infants and children. But it’s easier to lower a high fever in adults. It should be remembered that among the most effective and fastest methods of decongestant fever is taking a shower with warm water. If you get cold and get malaria while you are hot, you should not cover yourself, you should take a warm shower by lowering the room temperature. To reduce fever in adults, you can use the following methods;

– Take a shower with warm water,

– Drink plenty of water,

– Drink antipyretic drugs,

– Keep your nose open for easy breathing.

– Apply a complex to the armpits with a cold cloth.

– Reduce the room temperature.

– Wear comfortable and loose clothing and remove excess clothing from you.

– Get plenty of rest.

– Stay away from coffee, alcohol and cigarettes.


Some foods and drinks also help reduce fever. Foods that help lower body temperature,

– Dried nuts

– Purple and dark red foods

– Green tea

– Strawberries, raspberries and tangerines

– Green foods

– Turmeric and ginger

– Artichoke, Walnut, hot pepper powder

– Cherry, cabbage, applesauce

– Cranberries, oregano, beets

– Drinking plenty of water allows your body temperature to stabilize in a short time.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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