MOTHER, LET'S LEARN THE CAUSES OF BABY FEVER

July 23, 2018
MOTHER, LET'S LEARN THE CAUSES OF BABY FEVER

Transition season comes, the mother usually worried because many of our baby will have a fever. An immune system that is fighting against the disease in the body of the baby can indeed be one of the factors causing the baby fever.

MOTHER, LET'S LEARN THE CAUSES OF BABY FEVER

CAUSES OF A FEVER


MOTHER, LET'S LEARN THE CAUSES OF BABY FEVER - Fever is actually not a disease, but is a symptom of disease. Usually, the fever is caused by the state of the body that is fighting against the disease. If the baby has a fever, it generally indicates that the immune system of our baby is trying to remove coldness in the body or other viral infections in the body such as ear infections, pneumonia, or more serious infections such as meningitis. These infections can cause fever in our baby. In addition to the above, there are some other things that cause fever in your baby. Infant body reactions to immunization vaccine, wearing too thick clothes, and playing too long outdoors during the day.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A FEVERISH BABY?

One of the most common symptoms known to many people when a child has a fever is to check the baby's forehead and feel the temperature of his body. Even so, if the baby's forehead does not feel hot, does not mean your baby is not feverish. You can also see if your baby looks weird and fussy. When the baby has a fever, he will feel uncomfortable and become fussy. Other symptoms can be baby's sleep time is shorter than usual, eat less, look like not interested to play and look weak.

HOW TO CHECK THE BABY'S TEMPERATURE?

You can check your baby's body temperature in different ways. Can be through the mouth, rectum, and under the arm. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends using a digital thermometer . Because if using an old model thermometer, feared if damaged and broken, can make babies poisoned by accidentally swallowing fluid thermometer.

For more accurate results, you can choose a rectal thermometer . Because the thermometer is placed in the rectum, it is advisable for the mother to clean it first. How to clean it is to use soap and water then smeared with alcohol.

How to use is also easy, lay your baby with the position of the feet raised to the chest. Use a small amount of lubricant in the round thermometer and go inside your baby's anus about 1 inch. Leave the end of the thermometer for about 2 minutes or until it says ' beep' . After that, take it slowly and read your baby's body temperature.

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