Home Remedies for Fever in Toddlers

Posted on Updated on 21 April, 2018

Fever is a common ailment in toddlers. It is a natural response of your body to infection. Although you can treat a mild fever with home remedies discussed below. But, if the body temperature is high it can be severe and can be life-threatening too. Consult a doctor in such a high fever case.

What do Doctors say About Fever in Toddlers?

  • Check the fever at least once a day. Try to use old, digital thermometer for accuracy.
  • Fevers are safe; it’s a way of body to control the immune system. Do not wake your child in between their sleep, to take the dose. Sleep helps in fever, and it is as important as medication.
  • Be generous with fluids; it can be popsicles or ice chips too. Your primary goal is to make your child comfortable. Dress them in light cotton clothes and give a cold bath to reduce the temperature.
  • Give fever reducer only, when your child feels uncomfortable. As an alternate use of fever reducer medicine can lead to an overdose of medication that can be dangerous to your child

When to Seek Medical Attention?

  • A child who has compromised the immune system.
  • A child who has 100 degrees or higher fever.
  • If the child fever lasts for more than 4 to 5 days.

Home Remedies for Fever in Childs

Above is the few information you should take into account when dealing with a fever in toddlers. However, there are some home remedies you can do to increase the immune system, to fight fever and to increase the comfort level during fever.

Sponge Bath:

Lukewarm sponge bath will help your child. As it evaporates child’s body temperature and provides the cooling effect.

Allow your child to sit in lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. If your child gets shiver take him/her out and dry him/her off.


Calcium is used to fight infection. It also reduces the illness duration. The supplements of calcium with vitamin D (which helps in absorbing calcium) reduces, the overall symptoms and duration of the disease.

Bone Broth:

The goodness of chicken soup, when cooked with bone, will help your child. Bone broth contains several components that can be beneficial in fever.


Rich in antibacterial properties, ginger kills the infection and helps, in curing illness.

What you need:

  • Two Ginger powder.
  • One full bathtub warm water.


  • Take one full bathtub warm water.
  • Add two of ginger powder in it.
  • Allow your child to rest in the bathtub for 10-15 minutes.
  • As body temperature will increase, all the bacteria will be flushed out.
  • Repeat this every day, to reduce the fever in toddlers.

Raw Onion:

Onion helps to lower the body temperature and provide relief from body ache.

What you need:

  • One raw onion.


  • Slice the onion lengthwise.
  • Rub the onion in your child’s feet for 2 minutes.
  • Repeat this process twice a day.

Apple Cider Vinegar:

It helps in drawing off heat from the body and provide a soothing effect.

What you need:

  • Two part Apple Cider Vinegar.
  • Four part coldwater.
  • To wash a cotton cloth.


  • In a bowl, add two of apple cider vinegar and four tsp. water.
  • Mix thoroughly. Damp the cotton cloth in it for a minute.
  • Squeeze the excess water of cloth. Keep it on your Child’s forehead.
  • Leave it for 2 minutes. And repeat the process 5-6 times in a day.

Honey with Lemon Juice:

Both honey and lemon boost the immunity level. As honey provides nourishment and lemon vitamin C., It improves the resistance power of the body.

What you need:

  • One honey.
  • One Lemon juice.
  • Ginger powder ½ tsp.


  • In a bowl mix both lemon juice and honey. And then add 1/3 tsp of a ginger squeeze in it.
  • Mix it well. And give one of this content to your baby.
  • Give this homemade syrup twice a day.

Mustard Oil and Garlic Massage:

Garlic and mustard oil combination lowers the body temperature. And it helps to relieve body ache. It enhances sweating. And contributes to drawing out impurities from the body.

What you need:

  • One Garlic paste.
  • Two Mustard oil.


  • Take two part of the warm mustard oil.
  • Add one part of garlic paste to it and mix well.
  • Keep it aside for 2 minutes.
  • Apply this solution on your Child’s chest, neck and back area.
  • Try to use this remedy before bedtime to treat fever.

Chamomile Tea:

It is useful to treat fever as well as a sore throat, body ache, cough, and cold.

What you need:

  • 1 Chamomile tea bag.
  • 1 cup water.
  • One honey.


  • Take 1 cup of water and boil it for 1 minutes.
  • Soak the chamomile tea bag in water for 1 minute.
  • Add one of honey. Mix it well.
  • Serve it hot, twice a day.

Egg Whites:

Egg whites are very helpful to reduce fever.

What you need:

  • One egg.
  • 2 Cotton cloth.
  • Two socks.


  • Take three of egg whites and beat it well.
  • Dip two cotton cloth in it and leave it for a minute.
  • Cover the feet of your child with egg whites damp cloth.
  • And cover it up, with two loose socks.
  • Leave it for more than 1 hour.

Saline Drops:

The saline drops treat fever, cold and cough.

What you need:

  • ¼ tsp. salt.
  • 8 ounces warm water.
  • Eyedropper.


  • Add ¼ tsp. of salt in 8 ounces of water.
  • Stir it well until the salt dissolves.
  • Take the solution in an eye dropper and pour two drops in each nostril.
  • Wait for 2 minutes.
  • Repeat this twice a day.

Carom Seeds with Basil:

Both basil leaves and carom seeds are anti-bacterial. Together they kill the bacteria and improves the immunity. It also prevents re-occurrence of fever.

What you need:

  • One Carom seeds.
  • 5-6 basil leaves.
  • 1 cup water.


  • Take 1 cup of water, and bring it to boil.
  • Add 5-6 basil leaves and one Carom seeds, to boiling water.
  • Boil all the ingredients, for 2 minutes and then turn off the flame.
  • Allow it to rest for 2 minutes and then filter out the seeds and leaves from the water.
  • Serve it, lukewarm to your child.
  • Repeat this twice a day.

The above remedies work well to treat fever in your toddlers. Before going to the doctor, you can try any of them. Apart from giving you results, none of them has any side effects. But don’t stick to them if the fever goes too high and it is for a prolonged time.  See a doctor immediately.