Fever In Babies And Kids: Basic Care And Danger Signs

Fever In Babies And Kids: Basic Care And Danger Signs

12 Oct 2022 | 1 min Read

Dr.Mahishma K

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Cough, cold, and fever are quite common during monsoon. One important thing about fever is that make sure you always record the fever not just in hospitals but at home too. Do not confirm fever by just touching the forehead, forearms, hands, etc. A digital recording of fever is very important. Anything above 100 °F is considered a fever.

Fever that’s experienced during monsoon is generally flu. To manage the same once you record the temperature digitally start with appropriate medication (paracetamol), record the temperature on a timely basis to know the pattern of the fever, and make sure the temperature does not rise beyond 101 °F or 102 °F as there might be chances of the baby experiencing seizures.

In addition to the care taken during fever, you also need to look out for some danger signs like a decrease in physical activity, loss of appetite, lethargy, excess irritability, vomiting, not passing urine for more than 4 hours, excessive crying, rashes on the body (rarely) and not able to get up from the bed.

In case of any such sign or if the fever does not come down even after medications do seek medical help immediately.



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