relevance of ice to management of fever

  1. please help me to collect information regarding the relevance of ice to management of patients with fever, its advantage and disadvantages.
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  3. by   TXERRN
    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.
  4. by   frann
    better not ice me down if I have a fever. EWWWWWWWWW
    I might go into shock or get violent.