Get Well Soon: Remembering Our Grandparents’ Go-To Remedies

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Popsicles & A Warm Bath


There are plenty of fever solutions available on the market, but there age-old Black remedies that have made children smile for years, or at least partly smile. Popsicles and baths have been a go-to method to reduce fever for grandparents across the country. As most kids surely love the sugary remedy for its taste, the cool substance helps kids—and adults—from suffering dehydration while sick, and while not necessarily scientifically proven, is thought to temporarily reduce fever—or at least provide the illusion of such.


People often assume that a cool bath will bring down a fever, but the truth is, it usually worsens the situation. While some cold water may lower your skin temperature, it may “cause shivering, which raises the core body temperature.”

Popsicles & A Warm Bath

There are plenty of fever solutions available on the market, but…