I use an herbal blend made for kids,which I've used for years. All my kids have really responded well to it for fevers.It's from Herbs for Kids called 'Temp Assure". It has yarrow,catnip,echinachea,and elder.
My 2 year old's fever went away last night so all is well with her except for stuffiness and some other mild symptoms. I was concerned because she had it for 3 days.
My 4 year old was telling me last night (his fever got up to 102.5 auxillary) that the room was spinning and the dresser was floating so that kind of freaked me out. I did end of giving him one dose of tylenol just to make him a bit more comfortable. He's still feverish this morning - 102.5 still.
I know that fevers are doing their job. I read the Mothering article on it a couple months ago. I guess all that western medical conditioning is still lingering on...
My fever is also gone but now I'm coughing up (sorry, TMI!) thick dark green mucous so I'm concerned about an infection as I'm 5 months pregnant. And my lips are covered in cold sores--oh, the fun
Catnip and Elderberry combined in a tea work great for regulating a fever (not reducing it). Helps it along its way, so to speak. Plus lots of fluids. Fyi, if not familiar with herbal catnip (as opposed to commercial gross stuff bought for cats), it is a kind of mint. And the elderberry will turn the tea a beautiful burgundy color - kids go for it.
Chicken soup is also my favorite cure for just about any ill. And if you can get raw garlic into your children somehow, that would be great. My sister purees it and puts in GF juice and her daughter can't taste the garlic.