Fever in a child is one of the scariest thing parents will have to face. Imagine your little one is uncomfortable, all those nights cries and vomiting, while it's hard for them to express themselves. So even before that happen, why not try some quick home treatment for your child by yourself.\r\n\r\nFollow the tips below for the fastest way of saying goodbye to the fever in your child.\r\n\r\n\r\nMassage your child with mustard oil and garlic\r\nWho doesn't know this old grandmother treatment that we used to? It is so true that massaging your kid with mustard oil and garlic is so effective to reduce fever. It helps to remove body toxins through sweat and releases body pain. Take 2 tablespoons of mustard oil, heat them up and add 1 tablespoon of garlic paste. Let rest the mixture for at least 2 minutes and you can start applying it on your child's back, feet, neck, palm and chest. Do this before bedtime, so that your child could have a good rest after a massage.\r\n\r\n\r\nSome honey lemonade will help\r\nThe vitamin C in lemon help strengthen the body's immunity, while honey gives nourishment to our body. A tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of lemon juice is more than enough for your child as this combination is very effective in reducing the fever in your child. This treatment is easier for you to give to your child.\r\nBasil leaves\r\nBasil leaves or also known as tulsi leaves contain a natural antibiotic in them. Boil 20 basil leaves in a litre of water and add half spoon of powdered clove to it. Boil them together until the 1 litre liquid turns into half litre liquid. For your extra information, basil leaves have been used for fighting viral fever as they act as additional anti-bacterial and fungicidal in nature. Our suggestion is to feed your child with the solution every two hours.\r\n\r\n\r\nWarm bath\r\nA warm bath for your child could help soothe his fever.\u00a0Their body temperature will be regulated by having a warm bath. Never bath your child with cold water as it triggers shivering and may raise the temperature further. So for the best and fastest way of reducing your child's fever, use warm water because it helps evaporate water from the body and at the same time, lower the body temperature.\r\n\r\n\r\nFeed your little one regularly\r\nA feverish body requires more vitamins, calcium, sodium, and iron to fight the fever. During this time, provide your child with more high-calorie, high-protein, low-fat and high-fluid food. Make sure that the food is easily digested. Your child needs to be fed every two hours when the fever is at a very high temperature. You may decrease the feeding time when the fever gets lower.\r\n\r\nAvoid spicy, oily and fibrous as it is not easy to digest. A light soup, porridge, baked fish, and fruits will help well.\r\n\r\nFever in a child is a normal thing, so do not panic yourself over it. Follow these simple and easy tips at home before the fever gets worst. Treat your child first if it is still manageable. Don't forget to go and see the doctor if the fever gets worse over time.\r\n\r\nWanting to know more about parenting, children, and health? Visit Motherhood.com.my to get all your tips, guides and tricks which will be so helpful for you in future.