Dear Parents,

I chose this topic because 90 % of the times I see parents doing sponging in a wrong way.I will be talking about this topic stepwise

1. Before starting sponging please give child medicine for fever like Syrup Crocin or Brufen or Meftal in required dose. It should be given atleast 30 to 40 min before starting sponging

2. Take water at room temperature [ neither warm nor cold ] for sponging

3. Take cotton cloth for sponging

4. Basis of sponging is that water evaporates by taking body heat resulting in decrease of temperature. So more the surface area more the evaporation thus better decrease in temperature

5. Remove all clothes of the child ,then wipe full body [ increasing the surface area] from top to toe.After wiping  switch on the fan at low number let the child dry. After drying put the clothes back on the child

6. Sponging/ Wiping to be done only once

Most of the times I see parents putting wet cloth only on the forehead while sponging, this technique reduces temperature only in movies not in real life. Please tell your friends and family also about the right technique of sponging.

Hope this blog was helpful. Please feel free to leave comments.

 

 

 

6 Comments

June 22, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Nice blog

    June 22, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks Yogesh

June 22, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Very helpful. Thanks doc Saurabh. Just to know, why crocin or any syrup is given before sponging is done?

    June 22, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Giving Crocin before sponging prevents shivering in the child

June 22, 2015 at 4:57 pm

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