The rules for wiping at a temperature are not very complicated. The tissue is dipped in a container with a prepared warm solution (you can lightly squeeze it) and wipe the patient's body. The procedure is carried out by light movements, avoiding pressing and intensive rubbing of the solution. First, rub palms and feet, axillary and popliteal cavities, i.e. Places of localization of large vessels. For young children this is enough. Children of school age and adults can wipe the whole body. First - hands, from the hands to the shoulders, the thorax, bypassing the skin area located above the heart. Then wipe the abdomen, bypassing the inguinal region, go down to the feet, wiping them from the top down. The patient turns on his stomach and wipes his back, gluteal region and legs.
Wiping with vinegar at a temperature of
Apple vinegar to wipe at a temperature is preferable, consider the apologists for rubbing. It does not have such an aggressive action as usual, besides, absorbed through the surface of the skin, has a calming effect on the nervous system.
Vinegar for wiping is used only diluted. When making a solution for grinding a child, it is required to observe the following proportions: one tablespoon of 9% vinegar, both apple and ordinary, is diluted in 1/2 liter of warm water (~37 ° C). During the procedure, you need to ensure that the solution does not cool.
Wiping with vinegar and water at a temperature in adolescents and adults make a solution in a 1: 1 ratio.
At the end of the procedure, the patient is covered with a light sheet and put a napkin moistened in the already cooled solution for rubbing on the forehead. It must be periodically changed as it warms up.
Wiping with vodka at a temperature of
Such wipes even advocates of this method are not recommended for children under the age of three, in other sources, age limits extend to seven years.
Vodka for wiping is recommended to dilute with water, observing equal proportions, and for any age category the same composition is used.
Wipings are carried out according to the usual procedure, then the patient's body is warmed by warm air for a minute and a half with the help of a hair dryer (the air temperature switch is set to the middle position).
It is possible, for greater effect, to prepare a solution of three components, mixing vodka, vinegar and water in equal proportions.
After the procedure, the patient is laid in bed, hiding without fanaticism. On his forehead they put a napkin moistened with cool water, which is periodically refreshed.
Wiping with water at a temperature of
Wiping with water at a temperature is recognized even by opponents of procedures using vinegar and vodka, since water is not toxic and, if it does not help, it does not hurt. Modern research has shown that vodka and vinegar do not have any advantages as antipyretic agents in front of plain water, but they can have side effects.
Wiping with cold water at a temperature is unacceptable, as it will cause chills, and the body will try to warm itself by further raising the temperature. Hot too it is not necessary. The water temperature should not be very different from the body temperature (below no more than 2-3 °).
The most acceptable are wiping with a wet towel at a temperature of. The towel should be soaked in warm water, slightly wring out and wipe the body with it. This procedure can be repeated at intervals of 30 minutes repeatedly.
Wiping the child at a temperature of modern pediatrics allows only water. Acetic wiping at the temperature of an adult modern medicine is also not welcome, as well as alcohol-containing products, however, the choice is for the patient.
Of course, it is best to do the wiping at the temperature during pregnancy with water. The technique is the same, only the stomach to wipe is not recommended. And it is better to limit oneself to the palms, feet, axillary and popliteal areas.
Alternative medicine does not deny the possibility of wiping a pregnant woman with vinegar or vodka, but from the modern point of view it should not be done. A pregnant woman does not need any risks associated with the action of toxic substances, what they are.
Children, pregnant women and adults can be wiped off at a temperature with special wet wipes, which are sold in pharmacies.