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 he or she wants, and don't force eating if your child doesn't feel like it.
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:
an infant 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)