Moreover, if you drink little at the same time, such a procedure threatens with dehydration. Few harmful substances come out through sweat . If you're hoping this will bring down the temperature, then there are much nicer, more logical, and more reliable ways than wrapping up. For example, you can take a warm bath (yes, you can wash with SARS! And why, in fact, not?). Or take an antipyretic. Wiping with alcohol, and even more so, wiping children with alcohol is at least dangerous : this can lead to poisoning.