Information about Fever in Children
We Have to Know about the Fever in Children
- Fevers are a sign that the body is fighting an infection. The main reason to treat your child is to make him or she feel better
Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions
- Systemic raise in temperature?
Causes of Fever in Children
- Varied type of injections
Do’s and Don’ts – Fever in Children
- Keep the child comfortable
Signs & Symptoms Fever in Children
- Chills and shivering.
- A headache
- Muscle aches.
- Loss of appetite.
- General weakness
Medical advice for Fever In Children
- If your child has any of the following warning signs, see your doctor :
- Under 1 month old. See your doctor right away if your baby’s temperature goes over 100.5°F rectally, even if he or she doesn’t seem sick. Babies this young can get very sick very quickly.
- One to 3 months old. See your doctor if your baby has a temperature of 100.5°F (even if your baby doesn’t seem sick) or a temperature of 99.5°F that has lasted more than 24 hours.
- Three months and older. If your child has a fever of 101.4°F, watch how he or she acts. See your doctor if the fever rises or lasts for more than 3 days. In children 3 months to 2 years of age, if the temperature is 102°F, see your doctor even if your child seems to feel fine.
If the following warning signs are present:
- Changes in behavior
- Constant vomiting or diarrhea
- Dry mouth
- Earache or pulling at ears
- Fever comes and goes over several days
- High-pitched crying
Risk factors of Fever in Children
Treatment for Fever in Children
- Depends on the cause
Self-care for Fever in Children
- Give your child plenty to drink to prevent dehydration (not enough fluid in the body) and help the body cool itself.
- Keep your child still and quiet.
- Dress your child in light cotton pajamas so that body heat can escape.
- If your child is chilled, put on an extra blanket but remove it when the chills stop.