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How to Tell of a Fever with Your Young One

Children are often rushed to emergency rooms for cases of fever. 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. This article is particularly concerned with giving some questions and answers to the same in order to help parents handle the panic that often sets in when a child is caught in fever.

Question number one, “What is fever?”. The child is said to have a fever when their body temperature is up on highs above the normal which is 37 degrees. 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 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. Th newborns are always seen when they have fever to be quite sleepy more than normal and will as well reject the breast and 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. The toddler will as well be thirsting a lot and will have a lowered appetite. 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. Fever is as well manifest in children when they have a trouble falling asleep or being more sleepy than normal. 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.