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Is Bathing Your Feverish Child Helpful or Harmful?

Fever is the body’s way of letting you know it’s fighting off an infection.

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For years, people are accustomed to the idea that if someone is feverish, he or she should turn to fever-reducing medications, followed by a tepid sponge bath just so the body’s temperature will be reduced. The common notion is to treat the fever, but according to many medical experts, there is no need to do so because fever in itself is not an illness.

In fact, fever is part of the body’s defense mechanism; it’s a way of telling you that the body is doing something to fight off an infection. For most adults, having a fever can be uncomfortable but most of the time, it shouldn’t be a cause for concern, except when body temperatures exceed 39.4 C.

On the other hand, little children with high temperatures indicate that there may be an underlying infection.

Generally, if your child has a fever, it’s recommended not to treat it completely. So what should a parent do? According to pediatrician, Dr. Jo Ann Rohyans, a child with a high fever is usually given a dose of acetaminophen to bring down the temperature, but it sometimes take time for the fever to dissipate.

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Grandparents or even some relatives may even advise you to give the child a bath, but according to Rohyans, doing so could only make the little one shiver, which will increase the temperature all the more.

If you want to give a bath to your kid, make sure to use lukewarm to warm water. Rohyans also advised that alcohol baths should no longer be given to kids because they easily cool down the temperature, which is not good.

To wrap up, keep in mind that most of the time, a fever is not something you should worry about. In kids, it’s actually a good sign that the body is working its defense system. Unless your child feels uncomfortable (such as loss of appetite, unable to sleep well), then you really don’t need to do something to reduce the body temperature. However, babies or infants should be an exception since their immune systems are still not fully developed and a fever can signal something serious.

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Drowning Simulator Gives You A Glimpse Of What It’s Like Being Thrown In The Ocean

This is what it’s like to live your final moments at sea.

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Death is something most of us dread and the worst thing is that when you know it is your time – when you stare death in the face. You wouldn’t know how horrifying the experience may be because if you’re dead, obviously you won’t live to tell what it’s like.

There are different ways on how someone can experience the last moments of their lives, and one of the most terrifying is drowning – because in that moment, you know so well you’re screwed.

But have you really thought about what it’s like to drown? Apparently, it’s not something anyone wants to think about, but somehow, you can just imagine the horror a person has to go through knowing there’s no way out.

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Watch How 6 Tiny Robots Move A 2-Ton Car

Amazingly, the robots collectively weigh less than an apple.

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We’ve come really far in robotics technology. Just in case you still doubt that, all you have to do is to watch the video below.

This short footage shows six small but extra-strong robots pulling a car that weighs about 1,800 kilograms. Even more amazing, the little bots collectively weigh less than an apple at 100 grams.

The secret? Well, the robots are actually sporting gecko-inspired adhesive feet.

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According To Experts, Putting Cellphone In Pocket May Cause Male Infertility

Guys, beware!

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Guys, beware.

If you’re hoping to have babies soon or are at least planning to have them in the future, you better keep your phone off your pocket.

According to a recent research by the Technion University in Israel, it has been discovered that putting a mobile phone in a pants’ pocket may lead to decreased sperm count.

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