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Almost every parent makes this sentence. Either if I'm transferring, should I take the hospital right away, if I give him antipyretic syrup, or if I have a warm shower or call his doctor binler Thousands of questions like this and so on go through your mind many times in seconds…
What to know about fever and most importantly the correct known mistakes Hisar Intercontinental Child Health and Diseases Specialist From Ece Şule Aslan We learned.
Why is my child firing?
Fever is the increase in body temperature above daily fluctuations. It is not a disease in itself, it is a finding in pediatric diseases, especially infections, and it is an indication that the body is fighting the disease. Infections are one of the most common causes of fever, but fever may increase in various non-infectious conditions (inflammatory, neoplastic and immune system diseases). The most common cause of fever in all age groups is the influenza virus, Rotavirus and streptococci (known as beta among people) in the throat.
How do I know if my child's on fire?
If your child feels warmer than usual, you should be sure by measuring his temperature. We accept fever as higher than 37.5 in the mouth, 38.5 in the rectum and 38 degrees in the ear. But there is one more thing to remember. Just because your child's skin is warm doesn't always mean he's got a fever. Body temperature is higher in children than in adults. Each child's body temperature is unique; age, disease, activity, varies according to different times of the day. For this reason, you should know your child's specific body temperature in order to evaluate the fever correctly. Child's body temperature; age, disease, activity, different times of day, environmental temperature and clothing varies. However, the disease does not reach the level of fever.
Before You Go to Your Doctor
First of all, you should act knowing that fever is an indication that the body is fighting infection. Lowering the child's fever does not mean that you are treating the infection. You can only prevent the child from feeling better and if he / she is susceptible to a feverish remittance. In this case,
• Use antipyretics recommended by your doctor.
• Make sure that your child gets more fluid than normal and does not get dehydrated.
• If the temperature is not too high and your child does not feel bad, take a warm shower (29-32 ° C) before giving the medication.
• Keep the room cool (around 21-22 ° C), dress as thin and cotton as possible.
• Peeling off; Keep hands and feet warm.
• Commonly used antipyretics. Aspirin can be used for fever caused by viral infection. Except this;
He has a fever, but no panic!
When evaluating a febrile child, we consider the general condition of the child as a guide rather than the height of the fever. The degree of fever is not an indicator of the severity of the disease. Simple viral infections, the most common cause of fever in children, can cause fever of 39-40 degrees. On the contrary, some serious illnesses may not cause very high fever. However, in infants aged 0 to 3 months, you should immediately consult your doctor at a body temperature above normal, no matter how many values. In older children, it is necessary to pay attention to the general condition of the child. If;
• If your child is awake,
• If active,
• If you are playing a game,
• If he can eat and drink,
• If he can sleep well,
• Do not be too afraid if there is a problem with breathing.
If you have these symptoms, contact your doctor without delay!
• Especially in infants under 2 years of age,
• If it is seen above 40 ° C in infants and children,
• Crying, moaning and restless when touched,
• cannot suck or want to eat,
• If there is a tendency to sleep near fever,
• If you observe changes in consciousness,
• If purple rashes appear on the skin,
• If difficult breathing begins,
• If swallowing is difficult,
• Previously referred to as “wire transfer,,
• If there is evil in its general appearance,
• If the neck is hardened,
• If vomiting, diarrhea persists,
• If the fever persists for more than 3 days, consult your doctor immediately.
Correctly known mistakes
• Wipe the body with alcohol and vinegar,
• Not to take off your clothes and put more clothes on,
• Giving very hot or cold drinks,
• Cold shower (warm shower required).