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8 Home Remedies To Treat Fever In Babies

Infants are sensitive to every illness and require proper care and attention. Here are some home remedies to treat fever in babies.

Home Remedies BY Navya Kharbanda / 2021-10-21T14:58:34+5:30

Home remedies for fever in babies

Babies can catch mild illnesses including cold, cough and fever because of a number of factors. If your kid is feeling flushed and crying at night again and again, then it is important to check their temperature. Infants who are younger than 3 months should be taken to the doctor immediately if they are down with fever. However, babies older than that can be treated at home with simple natural ways. Keep reading to know about some home remedies to treat fever in babies.

Lukewarm water bath

Giving a lukewarm water bath to your baby when they are down with fever can help in managing the body temperature. You can sponge your baby using lukewarm water. The water temperature should be warm, and not hot. You can check it using your elbow. Keep monitoring the water while  bathing to ensure the water safety. Avoid using cold water as it can trigger shivering and increase the body temperature.


Increasing fluid intake is one of the best natural treatments for fever, be it children or adults. You can make your baby drink a lot of fluids including water, breast milk and juice, yogurt, if allowed. It is beneficial to keep the body hydrated and it will also help in preventing the fever from getting worse. Dehydration is a common complication of fever and can only be resolved by taking lots of fluids.

Mustard oil massage

Just like ginger, mustard oil can also prove to be effective in treating fever in kids. It will help in sweating and flushing out the toxins. You can mix garlic and mustard oil to make a massaging mixture. Mix 2 tablespoons of mustard oil and heat it for around 30 seconds. You can mix it with 1 teaspoon garlic paste and mix it well. This paste can bring down the body temperature to treat fever from the roots.

Egg whites

Egg whites contain good amounts of protein that can help in nourish the baby. It contains beneficial properties that are effective in absorbing heat. It is useful in absorbs in absorbing a large amount of thermal energy from its environment as it can dry up. You have to separate the egg yolk from whites to use it as a home remedy to treat fever in babies.


Raisins contain antibacterial properties that help in combating infection, thus lowering fever in children. You can soak a few raisins in half cup of water for around one hour and once they become soft, you can grind them into a thick paste. Make your infant eat that paste twice a day and body temperature will go down.

Ginger bath

Lukewarm water bath should be mixed with ginger to treat the fever in your kid. You can add around 2 tablespoons of ginger powder in lukewarm water and fill your baby's bath tub. It is best to take a 10 minute bath in the tub to being down the fever. The ginger helps in promoting sweating and flushing out the toxins of the body. It is one of the best home remedies for fever in infants.

Lemon and honey

Lemon and honey mixture is popular for its medicinal properties. It contains good amounts of Vitamin C which helps in boosting immunity and honey nourishes the body. This mixture of ingredients is very effective in lowering body temperature. Take one tablespoon of honey and mix it with lemon juice and give it to your child and the fever will start going down.


Onion is a common and useful kitchen  ingredient that is found in every household and can be used as a home remedy for fever in babies. It helps in reducing the  body temperature and also treats body pain caused by fever. You have to cut an onion into 2 slices and rub it on your child’s feet for atleast 2 minutes each. Do this for up to 2 times a day. It is not advised to make your child consume onion, therefore it is best to rub it.

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