The thermometer rises, do not give in to panic! Fever is a natural reaction of the body to fight against infections. It is also necessary to know how to react … Eight questions and answers to sweep wisdom.
Fever is a dangerous symptom.
child fever This phenomenon harmless and even useful that allows the body to defend! It is rare that a fever is the only sign of a serious illness or even that it leads to complications. However, if it persists for days or gene really the child, it is important to tell your doctor. Warning for very young children (under 6 months) should be consulted immediately.
Bathe her child in lukewarm water (2 ° C below that of the child) is significantly lower temperature.
Give a warm bath with a feverish child may increase his discomfort rather than actually lowering its temperature. Similarly ice packs are not really recommended. Beware though, if your child particularly like the bath, so do not deprive yourself to give him.
You have to alternate medications to lower high fever
It is important to give only one type of drug, the doses and intervals between doses. If this is not enough to lower its temperature, consult your doctor.
We must maintain a temperature of 18-20 ° C in the child’s bedroom
The temperature is very important for the comfort of the child who has a fever. A temperature of 18-20 ° C is ideal for fever, neither too hot nor too cold. Attention also not to cover your child!
You have to give a drug from 38 ° C
Generally, it is not necessary to consider taking medication below 38.5 ° C. If it is well tolerated by children, fever requires no routine treatment.
To take the temperature accurately, it is better to use rectally.
But this is not always easy for children. Also, the temperature can be measured under the tongue or armpit or in the ear canal, with specific thermometer.
One can use any drug
Only paracetamol, ibuprofen, ketoprofen and aspirin can be used. The ability to bring down the fever of the four antipyretic is virtually identical. In children under 3 months only paracetamol and aspirin can be used.
Anyway, always read the instructions of your medications.
Serious side effects are extremely rare antipyretics
Serious adverse reactions reported for ibuprofen, paracetamol and aspirin are very rare, only a few dozen cases were reported in 2003 to over 20 million treatments prescribed. The safety of these products is very important.