Can rubbing alcohol be used on an infant?

No, as pediatricians, we prefer you NOT use rubbing alcohol - the alcohol can be absorbed into the body via the skin, creating a possibility of alcohol intoxication.

The optimum way to cool down a child with a high fever is to put him/her in a warm bath and then turn on the cold spout - apply luke-warm water to the arm-pits and groin.

RBB, MD