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. This comes as no surprise anyway. Fevers are quite common in children and as well frightening to child and parent alike. Below are some of the questions and answers which will be of course quite resourceful to parents as they seek to deal with the feeling of overwhelming confusion that often follows when a child catches fever.
First and foremost, let us see what fever actually is. Fever is when the child has a body temperature which rises just above the normal 37 degrees. Body temperature is taken using a thermometer. In as much they are good at helping the child fight certain kinds of infections, when they get beyond the normal fevers can start to get you worrying and uncomfortable more so when you consider how old the child happens to be.
You may be asking yourself the question of how do you know your son or daughter has caught fever. You will see a variety of changes in the child’s behavior in a child who has caught fever and as well they will manifest a rise in the body temperature evidenced in feeling quite hot beyond the normal. 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. 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. Irritability and feeling withdrawn out of lack of interest in most of their activities is yet another sign of fever in the toddlers and the older babies. The other sign of fever in children is extreme sleepiness or trouble getting to sleep. 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. If your child happens to get you any of the above mentioned signs, don’t hesitate with taking their body temperatures.
The steps to taking the body temperature will be the next item we will be looking at. There are several kinds of temperature taking tools, thermometers, which will be available in drug stores and as such you will be confused as to which one will be the best shot for you to help you take your child’s body temperature.