Overcome Fever in Children

Posted: December 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

Kids say the fever if her temperature above 37 º C. Fever is not a disease, but the immune response to injury or infection. The body produces more heat and try to maintain a high temperature in order to go faster metabolism. High body temperatures also inhibit the development of germs and bacteria. When a fever, your body will cool itself by dilating the blood vessels so that the heat can get out through the skin (sweat). This makes children shiver.

Symptoms accompanying fever
Children with a fever body will feel warm. Other symptoms that usually accompany fever, among others:

shivering and teeth chattering (if high fever)
muscle and joint pain
sweating (when temperature decreases)
heart rate increased
drowsy and weak
decreased appetite
Treatment of fever
If your child does not look strong and have seizures, fever may not require treatment. If your child is not healthy, you can give a syrup or tablet fever. Some suggestions for the treatment of:

Keep children drink regularly to prevent dehydration.
Let your child get plenty of rest and sleep to recuperate.
Wear a thin film on children to the heat out.
Recording the temperature
To monitor the progress of your child’s fever, you need to take his temperature with a thermometer. Should not use mercury-based thermometers (mercury). Mercury is a highly toxic substance if exposed to the skin, inhaled or swallowed. Thermometers can be damaged and emit mercury when, for example, the child who was bitten chills. Digital thermometers are safer, faster and accurate now widely available in the market.

There are several places on the child’s body temperature suitable for the measurement of:

Rectum (anus). Changes in rectal temperature is often in the back of the central body temperature (temperature of the organs in the body) so there is a risk that the large temperature changes are detected late.
Mouth. The temperature in the mouth is usually pretty representative body temperature.
Armpits. Small children are often difficult to maintain the position of the thermometer in the armpit so that measurements can be inaccurate.
Ear. The inside of the ear is easily accessible to measure temperature using a non-contact thermometer. Temperatures were measured in the ear give a reliable indication.
When to take a child to the doctor?
Check with the child to the doctor if:

Your child aged less than three months
Fever lasts more than three days
Child’s temperature rose to 40 º C
Children showing symptoms such as skin rash, shortness of breath, convulsions, cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, etc..
The doctor will give advice appropriate to your child’s condition.


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