Fever

This is a feature of many infections such as cold or the flu. Remove excess clothing and sponge the forehead and body with lukewarm water (using a fan helps too).

Take plenty of cool drinks. Take 2 Paracetomol regularly (every 4 hours to a maximum of 8 in 24 hours). Children should be given the appropriate dose of liquid Paracetomol.

If the fever persists after 24-48 hours, especially in the young, old or frail, this may indicate a complication so a doctor should be consulted.