What to do when your child has a fever?

A very challenging task of a mom is to take care of her children in times of sickness. I have encountered it several times with my little boy although it is quite too far from what my mama experienced for raising me and my siblings. Now is my time to shine as a real mother to my son and soon-to-be children in taking care of them especially in sickness. When a child is sick, I believe majority of moms take extra care, love and affection for their children.

What to do when your child is sick with high fever?

What to do when your child is sick with high fever?

What to do when your child is sick with fever?

Fever is a common medical symptom characterized by an elevation of body temperature above the normal range of 36.5–37.5 °C (98–100 °F) that can accompany many childhood illnesses, especially infections. It is always good to consult your pediatrician first about the condition of your child before giving any medicine.

Several ways to do for the treatment of fever

  • Give your child a lot of fluids (water) so that he does not get dehydrated.
  • Apply cool towel, rags or packs under the arms, on the forehead and in the groin areas. Just make sure it is not too cold.
  • Use over-the-counter fever reducer products that contain acetaminophen (Tylenol) such as Paracetamol Calpol, Tempra or Biogesic. Please read the label of the medicine or call the pediatrician for the correct dosage.
  • Give your child sponge bath using a lukewarm water for a persistent fever.
  • You can use fever reducer patch such as the cool fever usually placed on the forehead. It could last up to eight hours.

 What to avoid when your child has a fever?

  • Do not wrap your child in warm clothes or blankets.
  • Never put in an ice bath.
  • Do not use or mix alcohol in towels or when using sponge bath on the skin.
  • http://www.careermomonline.com/ Maricel

    Fever in kids, especially in the very young ones, can be very worrisome for parents. I’m thankful that my kids rarely get sick. And by the way, I also do the same things you do when one of my kids catches a fever.

  • http://www.edmaration.com #TownExplorer | @edmaration

    Helpful tips to home-nurse a child with fever. But there’s a new rule now in fever management, pediatricians usually advice giving anti-pyretics from 38.C coupled with continuous TSB to lower the temperature :))

  • http://francramon.com Franc Ramon

    This are sure fire ways to combat fever. Also, prevention is better than cure so its good to load on vitamins for kids.

  • http://lovemindanao.blogspot.com lovemindanao

    for the first day i would suggest that to take the prelim usual things to do .. but if in the second day and the symptoms getting worst … run to the nearest hospital .. time today is no longer the same as before .. a lot of diseases sprouting like mushrooms…

  • http://www.gmirage.com Marie

    If it’s still early and the clinic is still open I would call and bring my kids later after making them drink paracetamol and water…thanks for the above tips.

  • http://just-passing-thru.blogspot.com/ Teresa Martinez

    When my children are sick, I feel sick with worry as well but mothers have to do what has to be done.

  • http://www.pinaymom-in-germany che

    I immediately give my kids paracetamol as soon as i know they have fever. and yes, let the drink lots of fluids!

  • http://www.koreandoll.net Angel

    Thanks for this entry … very informative … i’m sure someone will find it helpful. From my experience my mom would always ask me to intake lots of fluids and bed rest to recover quickly.

  • http://trunklocker.blogspot.com ralph

    fluid intake, damp towel, give paracetamol, monitor temperature… and if within 3 days it does not subside… bring the child to your pediatrician. Yahweh bless.

  • http://arimaraykd.blogspot.com/ marri

    When my kids have fever… I just observe them for 24 hours. Give paracetamol and sponge bathe them. I also massage their back. I believe that they still have natural fighting power but if fever persists for another day… I have to bring them to the doctor.