Treating a High Temperature in Children

Treating a High Temperature in Children

A fever is a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius or more. Fever is very common in young children and is generally mild.

If your child’s face is warm to touch, then they may have a fever.

Treating a High Temperature in Children
Treating a High Temperature in Children

A normal temperature is around 37 degrees Celsius, although it depends on that person, their age, what they are doing, the time of day and what part of the body that takes temperature from you.

If your child’s face is warm to touch and they appear red or flush, then they may have a fever. You can see their temperature with thermometer.

If your child is worried about an elevated temperature or other symptoms along with illness, then see your doctor. If the surgery stops, contact your GP from time to time.

If your child’s temperature is 38 degrees Celsius or more then see your doctor.

How to Treat Fever – Treating a High Temperature in Children

There is no need to give medicines to the child for fever unless they are in pain or discomfort

For the symptoms of pain and pain, paracetamol can be given to children over two months. Ensure that you have got the right power for your child’s age and weight because overdosing can be dangerous. Carefully read the instructions on the label and follow them. If you certainly do not check with your doctor or pharmacist.

In children of three months children can get ibuprofen for the fever and symptoms of fever, which weigh more than 5 kg. Ensure that you have got the right power for your child’s age and weight because overdosing can be dangerous. Carefully read the instructions on the label and follow them. If you certainly do not check with your doctor or pharmacist, if your child is asthma, avoid ibuprofen, unless your doctor is advised.

Do not give aspirin to children under the age of 16, unless it is specifically not prescribed by any physician, it has been linked to a rare but dangerous disease, which is called Reye syndrome. If you consult with your midwife or doctor before taking aspirin then you are breastfeeding.

The following suggestions can help your child feel more comfortable:

  • Provide very little cool liquids to your child even if your child is not thirsty, try to keep them low for your fluid level and drink it often. Do not give them food until they want it.

  • Unload them in your nappy or white and pants.

  • Cover them with tremors or sheets

  • Keep the room at room temperature by adjusting the heating or opening the window.

Types of thermometers

  • Digital thermometer – Digital thermometers are quick to use fast, and can be used under the side (use the thermometer beside children under five years of age). Gently hold your child’s hand in front of your body and place the thermometer for the time described in the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • Ear (or tympanic) thermometer – The ear thermometer is placed in the ear of the child. They take the baby’s temperature in one second and do not bother the child, but they are expensive and can not be readable if the thermometer is not properly placed in the ear. Read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully so that the thermometer can be used in the ear and how long it will take to read.

  • Strip-type thermometer – Bar type thermometer, which is on your forehead, is not the right way to take temperature.

  • Mercury-in glass thermometer – Mercury-these glass thermometers have not been used in the hospital for some years and are no longer available for purchase. They can break the small shards of the glass and the highly poisonous mercury break.