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 is so common and we actually don’t feel surprised by this fact. 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.
The first question we may find resourceful for answering is a definition of what fever is in real sense. Fever is when the child has a body temperature which rises just above the normal 37 degrees. Body temperature is taken 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 next question many will ask is how to tell if their child 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. When you are diagnosing the case in the older babies and toddlers, you will note the signs such as feelings of being less energetic and being cranky more than is often with them. Fever quite as well destroys a child’s appetite and they will have an extreme feeling of thirst. 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. 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.
The steps to taking the body temperature will be the next item we will be looking at. There are certainly a number of thermometers available in the drug stores which will be used for the taking of body temperature and as such you will feel confused when you will need to have a choice of these.