A fever can make someone feel miserable and make children not want to drink or eat. In order to make a person more comfortable, a fever can be treated. Remember to use only ibuprofen or acetaminophen to treat fever; avoid aspirin products for the treatment of fever as there is the potential of damaging the liver by using aspirin for this reason alone. Also, do not place small children in cold baths as this can cause a dangerous drop in their body temperature. Similarly, fever in children should not be treated by using rubbing alcohol on their skin as they can absorb this and become poisoned from this liquid.
Transdermal patches (adhesive patches placed on the skin) may also be used to deliver a steady dose through the skin and into the bloodstream. Testosterone-containing creams and gels that are applied daily to the skin are also available, but absorption is inefficient (roughly 10%, varying between individuals) and these treatments tend to be more expensive. Individuals who are especially physically active and/or bathe often may not be good candidates, since the medication can be washed off and may take up to six hours to be fully absorbed. There is also the risk that an intimate partner or child may come in contact with the application site and inadvertently dose himself or herself; children and women are highly sensitive to testosterone and can suffer unintended masculinization and health effects, even from small doses. Injection is the most common method used by individuals administering AAS for non-medical purposes.