What rationale of giving tepid sponge bath to patients with fever?


Giving a cold sponge bath to patients with fever will trick heat and temp receptors in the skin to think that the environment outside of the body is going to make the body temp itself lower. In this case vasoconstriction of the periphreal blood
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rubbing alcohol is only used on patients with a severly high fever-105 or more. alcohol is absorbed into the skin very rapidly which causes heat to escape from the body which drops
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