Child Fever-Tips to Help You Figure it Out
Fever is always one of the reasons why we have our children taken to the emergency rooms. This comes as no surprise anyway. Childhood is often occasioned with a lot of fevers and are also quite fearful to the child and the parents all the same. 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. The child is said to have a fever when their body temperature is up on highs above the normal which is 37 degrees. You can take the body temperature by using a thermometer. The fevers have some good side to them given the reason that they can help the children fight infections, when you get them going way above the mark, you will start having qualms and a lot unsettled and the child will get a lot disturbed and 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. For the newborns, they will feel a lot fussier and sleepier than is the normal and will refuse to breastfeed or even the bottle. For the older babies, you will find them a lot cranky and less energetic as compared to the normal. The fever has as well an impact on their appetite and they will lose the appetite and they will be especially thirsty. You will as well be able to tell of a fever in your toddler when they particular exhibit signs of listlessness and lack of interest in so much of their fun activities. They will as well show the signs in troubles falling asleep or being unusually sleepy. Look out for the signs of fever in your child age above 2 when you see them feeling tired and being unusually whining, when they are asking for drinks than is usual and complain of chills and or pains in their body. If you happen to note any of these signs in your child, then it is time to take their body temperature.
The steps to taking the body temperature will be the next item we will be looking at. 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.