Child Fever-Tips to Help You Figure it Out
A child will always be taken in for medical care for the reasons for catching a fever. We do not find this not a surprise anyway. Fevers are quite common in children and as well frightening to child and parent alike. We are going to look at some of the tips which will be quite effective to help the parents handle the fevers that will catch their young ones at certain points in time and quite common as we have mentioned above.
First and foremost, let us see what fever actually is. Generally, a fever is defined as a body temperature that is higher than normal. Body temperature is taken using a thermometer. 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. With the newborn child, the first sign after an attack following the rise in temperature, will be the refusal to feed, either by breast or bottle and will as well be a lot more sleepy and fussy than is their usual case. 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. Fever is as well manifest in children when they have a trouble falling asleep or being more sleepy than normal. For the children over two years, they will be whiny and ever feeling tired, ask for drinks more often, and at sometime complain of aches all over or feeling chilly. 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.
Have you an idea of how to take the child’s 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.