please help me to collect information regarding the relevance of ice to management of patients with fever, its advantage and disadvantages.
Feb 19, '01
I learned in nursing school, and in practice in the ER, that ice should not be used for general fever because it causes shivering which in effect can raise a fever. Only tepid water baths should be used.
Feb 10, '02
better not ice me down if I have a fever. EWWWWWWWWW
I might go into shock or get violent.