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Child Fever-Tips to Help You Figure it Out
Fever is always one of the reasons why we have our children taken to the emergency rooms. This comes as no surprise anyway. Fevers are quite common in children and as well frightening to child and parent alike. This article is particularly concerned with giving some questions and answers to the same in order to help parents handle the panic that often sets in when a child is caught in fever.
Question number one, “What is fever?”. The child is said to have a fever when their body temperature is up on highs above the normal which is 37 degrees. You can take the body temperature by the use of the body temperature thermometers. Even though fevers are at times helpful in the fact that they can help you fight infections, when they go above the normal, you will find them causing you worries and making the child a lot uncomfortable.
The other concern with many parents is how to know for sure that the child indeed has fever. Fever has its first sign on children in feeling hot and there will as well be certain changes in their behavior all varied as per their ages. For the newborns, they will feel a lot fussier and sleepier than is the normal and will refuse to breastfeed or even the bottle. The older babies and the toddlers, note the signs in increased crankiness and being less energetic and interested in so many things as is the norm. Fever quite as well destroys a child’s appetite and they will have an extreme feeling of thirst. A toddler will as well give signs of listlessness and lack of interest in several activities as another sign of fever attack in them. They will as well show the signs in troubles falling asleep or being unusually sleepy. The children over the age of two years will tell the signs of fever in symptoms such as their complaints of chills and or pains all over the body, asking for a lot of fluids, and when they become whiny and highly irritable. Should you see any of these signs in your young one, you will be good taking and noting their body temperature and tell if they could be catching or have caught a fever.
The next question we will answer is how to take the body temperature. You may find it a bit confused when you come to the point of deciding which thermometer for the task as there are quite a number of the thermometer tools for doing this available I the drug stores around you.