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Fever

Posted in Article on 12:28PM, 26 February, 2020



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DEALING WITH YOUR CHILD FEVER

When your child has a fever, it is a sign that their immune system is fighting off an infection. Therefore it is important to note that reducing the fever will not get rid of the infection, but it can relieve some discomfort that your child is experiencing.


Look for these signs that your child may have a fever:

• Feels warmer than usual

• Sweating

• Shivering

• Loss of appetite

• General body aches

• Fussiness or irritability


IF YOUR CHILD HAS A FEVER, THERE ARE WAYS TO PROVIDE RELIEF AND HELP REDUCE THE FEVER

• Fluids: Offer plenty of fluids to drink. Prolonged fever can lead to dehydration.

• Sponge bath: Apply a lukewarm sponge bath to help lower your child's temperature. Do not put your child in cold water.

• Dress: Remove unnecessary clothing to make your child feel comfortable. Dress your child in lightweight, breathable clothing.

• Comfort: Cover with a light sheet, if your child appears cold.

• Medicine: Consider using fever-reducing medication such as paracetamol or in some conditions( ibuprofen) if more than 1year of age.


Check the label or you can call or text us for advice or an appointment.

p/s: Do not give aspirin to children age 18 or younger