Child Fever

posted 05.05.2015 by Kate Burgess

What is the Rush?

The normal body temperature varies somewhat from person to person. Also throughout the day so that the end of the evening is higher. As a general rule it is considered that a child has a fever when the temperature is above 37.5 ° C when taken in the armpit or 38 ° C if done in the right

Why did it Happen?

Fever is not a disease. It is a normal reaction of the body, usually caused by a virus infection without nauzene and, less often, by bacteria, more nauzene. Actually, it is a way to combat the infection and activate the body's defenses.

How do I Know if my Child has a Fever?

First, for high temperature sensation to touch the child. Other signs that can help detect fever are redness of the cheeks, a twinkle in his eyes, an unusual inactivity, feeling cold and chills, tachycardia and increased respiratory rate and even the exaggerated decline in testes within the scrotum in males

How is it Treated?

The most important thing is no fever but the general ("Pt") of the child. If he plays and is happy is a sign that he's fine, but a fever, and should not worry too much, and need no treatment.

If the Child is Upset, to Ease you can:

Clothes take the body to lose heat to spare. Feel free to leave only a shirt, but not uncomfortable.
Bathe with warm water, but not cold. Ideally, the child remains quiet few minutes "to soak". As usual, watched by an older person. You should not use alcohol pads.
If the fever is high or the child is uncomfortable, you can give any medication to lower it (antipyretics). Most employees are acetaminophen and ibuprofen. If the child is small, use drops or syrup. Follow the rules and doses that are recommended in the product brochure. Attend more to weight than to age.
It is convenient to use two antipyretics routinely simultaneously or alternately. If the child is happy, and is not playing bad, you will not give even a fever antipyretics. Treating fever not heal anything. Just try to be less annoying.
No need to wake your child if you are asleep to administer an antipyretic.
Currently, it discourages the use of acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin R) for the treatment of fever in children and adolescents.
Offer fluids frequently to recover the losses and prevent overheating and dehydration.
Antibiotics are not useful in treating fever or virus infections, on the other hand, are the most common cause of fever in children.

When Should I see a Doctor?

It is advisable to consult the doctor if:

fever lasts more than 48 hours;
the temperature reaches 40 ° C;
the child is very irritable or drowsy;
the child generally looks bad or trouble breathing;
If you develop a skin rash;
if the child is younger than 3 months of age, in any case, must be promptly evaluated by a health professional.
In short, regarding the best time to ask about your child's fever to a pediatrician, in most cases the best advisor is your own common sense.

Almost always, in addition to fever, the child has other symptoms that can help figure out the cause of it, such as sneezing, coughing, sore throat or earache, diarrhea or rash.

Does my Child's fever will be Because he has left a Tooth?

Although the eruption of a new tooth may be causing some discomfort and even a rise in body temperature, should not be attributed a child's fever to teething.