High temperature in children
High temperature in children is scary enoughphenomenon for most parents, which raises many questions. Since its treatment should be operational, we just have to educate you about certain things in this article.
Is it worth worrying about the heat?
Keep calm, while the babyall "burns" and cries, very difficult. However, one must understand that the temperature, as a rule, does not do him any special harm. On the contrary, with the help of high temperature the body of the child struggles with infections.
Most often fever is not dangerous, butIt happens that against the background of an increase in body temperature, the state of some babies begins to deteriorate rapidly. High temperatures in children under one year of age require a serious attitude on the part of parents, especially if the baby is not even six months old. After all, the heat very rarely happens in children of this age, and therefore, it can be considered a symptom of some kind of violation.
There are some signs, in order to urgently call a doctor or an ambulance:
- The infant is younger than 3 months with a temperature of 38 C and above or less than 6 months with a temperature of 39 C and above;
- If the child's rectal temperature exceeds 40 C, you need not just call the doctor, but also do everything necessary to reduce it;
- The baby has cramps, limbs twitch, body tense, body trembling, and eyes rolling;
- Purple spots or a rash of bright red color on the baby's skin, and despite the heat, cold limbs;
- Difficulty breathing or too fast;
- Complaints of the baby for chest pain;
- The feeling that the high temperature in children is caused by a serious cause does not need to be discounted. After all, moms always feel bad with their babies;
- Dehydrated child's body.
In order to determine the correct methods of treatment, you need to consider the temperature together with other symptoms of the disease.
Causes of high fever in children
As we already wrote above, with the help of increased temperature the body struggles with infection. One can single out the most common causes, which most often provoke a rise in the body temperature of children:
- Angina, pharyngitis;
- Viral diseases;
- Ear infections;
- Urinary tract infections.
Very often, high temperature in children is observed after routine vaccinations, so they should be better prepared for vaccination according to pediatrician's recommendations.
In any case, heat is a natural partgrowth and development of each child and many factors can lead to it. Most likely, in order to fully recover, the baby will have enough attention from parents and home care.
By the way, the high temperature without signscolds in children also very often happen. For example, when a child has overheated in the sun and had a heat stroke. In this case, he will need urgent medical help.
Is high temperature dangerous?
Children need to look closely, so thatnot to lose sight of anything. Pay attention to their appearance, behavior and well-being. Note whether the temperature also accompanies any manifestations of the disease: cough, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash.
Especially dangerous fever and febrile convulsions. They, most likely, testify to presence of serious problems in a children's organism and demand obligatory presence of the doctor.
Remember that children are equally fast and pick up the disease, and also recover quickly.
What are the ways to treat heat?
First, it is necessary as often as possible to give a drink to the baby, in order to avoid dehydration of the body.
Secondly, undressing the baby or unduly wrapping is not worth it.
Third, alleviate the condition of the child withantipyretics. It is recommended that children be offered drugs based on ibuprofen or paracetamol and follow the instructions. Increase this dose is not necessary, as well as combine several different drugs at the same time.
High temperature in children-this is not a reason to panic. However, if the child's condition causes anxiety or is getting worse, do not postpone the visit to the doctor.