Break a High Fever With Your Armpits
Anything up to 102°F is mild and can be treated by drinking plenty of fluids. But to quickly bring down a reading above that, put an ice pack under your arm or near your groin. Icing either spot will cool your body's core. It's uncomfortable, but it works fast. Then see a doctor. (Copy paste from Yahoo article)
Reading the health tip above brings back memories when I was a kid. Whenever anyone of us had a slightly high fever mum would immediately fill a bowl of water and filled it with 'daun sireh' (betel leaf) which was always available at hand because mum was a hardcore daun sireh eater. She would crushed the daun sireh into pieces, add in a bit of 'cekur' (sand ginger) and limau purut (kaffir lime) the fruit and juice were added in too.
In those days we live in a traditional malay house and near the kitchen area the planks have spacings in between...we would lie down on a mengkuang mat with our heads on a rolled-up towel just above
the mat. Mum would gently pour the water using a polished brownish 'tempurung kelapa' (coconut shell) with small holes all around it, this acts as a strainer I think.. And what a bliss feeling it was...I can still remember the cool water running down my head with mum's fingers gently massaging it and the aromatic smell of the daun sireh, cekur and limau purut still lingers ....
Lyrics of Dean Martin's song ni tak relate langsung dengan cerita di atas tapi ada words Memories Are Made of This tu dah memadai dan suka akan rentaknya...