Child Fever 102 Chills


Cold means feeling cold after being exposed to a cold environment. The word can also refer to shivering episodes along with pale and cold.
Alternative name
Misfortune; Trembling
Child Fever 102 Chills

* Considerations

Child Fever 102 Chills - Chills (chills) can occur early in infection and are usually associated with fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation. They are the way the body produces heat when it feels cold. Chills often predict the onset of fever or an increase in core body temperature.
Cold is an important symptom with certain diseases such as malaria.
Chills usually occur in young children. Children tend to have a higher fever than adults. Even minor ailments can cause high fever in young children.
Babies tend not to develop clear cold, but fever in babies 6 months or younger must be reported to health care providers. Fever in infants 6 months to 1 year must also be reported unless parents believe the cause.
"Goose bumps" are not the same as shivering. Goosebumps arise due to cold air. They can also be caused by strong emotions such as shock or fear. With goosebumps, the hairs on the body stick from the skin to form an insulating layer. When you shiver, you may or may not have goosebumps.
* Common causes
• Expose a cold environment
• Viral and bacterial infections
o Bacterial gastroenteritis
o Colds
o Infectious mononucleosis
o Influenza
o Meningitis
o Pneumonia
o Strep throat
o Viral gastroenteritis
o Urinary tract infections such as pyelonephritis

* Home care

Fever (which can accompany cold) is the body's natural response to various conditions, such as infection. If a mild fever (Child Fever 102 ° F Chills or less) without side effects, professional care is not needed. Drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest.
Evaporation cools the skin and thereby reduces body temperature. Contact with comfortable warm water (around 70 ° F) can help reduce fever. Cold water, though, is uncomfortable and can increase fever because it can trigger shivering.
Drugs such as acetaminophen are effective against fever and chills.
Don't bundle in a blanket if you have high temperatures. Don't use a fan or air conditioner too. These steps will only make chills chill and even cause fever to rise.


If the child's temperature causes the child to be uncomfortable, give painkillers or liquid tablets. Non-aspirin painkillers such as acetaminophen are preferred. Ibuprofen can also be used. Follow the recommended dosage on the packaging label.
Note: Do not give aspirin to treat fever in children younger than 19 years because of the risk of Reye's syndrome.
Other things to help children feel more comfortable are:
• Child clothes in light clothes, give fluids, and keep the room cool but not comfortable.
• Do not use ice water or rubbing alcohol to reduce child temperature. This can cause shivering and even shock.
• Do not package a fevered child in a blanket.
• Do not wake a sleeping child to give medicine or take temperature. Sleep (rest) is more important.

* Contact Your Health Care Provider If

• There is stiffness in the neck, confusion, irritability, or lethargy.
• There is a bad cough, shortness of breath, abdominal pain or burning, or frequent urination.
• A child younger than 3 months has a temperature of 101 ° F or more.
• A child between 3 months and 1 year has a fever lasting more than 24 hours.
• Fever stays above 103 ° F after 1-2 hours of home care.
• Fever does not improve after 3 days, or has lasted more than 5 days.

* What to Expect at Your Health Care Provider Office

Health care providers will take your medical history and perform a physical examination.
Medical history questions can include:
• Is it just a cold feeling?
• Are you really trembling?
• What is the highest body temperature connected to shivering?
• Does cold only happen once, or is there a separate (episodic) event?
• How long does every last attack (for how many hours)?
• Does cold occur within 4-6 hours after exposure to something you or your child is allergic to?
• Do they start suddenly?
• Does it happen repeatedly? How often (how many days between shivering episodes)?
• What other symptoms are present?
Physical examination may include emphasis on the skin, eyes, ears, nose, throat, neck, chest and stomach. Body temperature is likely to be examined.
Tests that can be ordered include:
• Blood (such as CBC or differential blood) and urine tests (such as urinalysis)
• Blood culture
• Sputum culture
• urine culture
• Chest X-ray
Treatment depends on how long shivering and the accompanying symptoms (especially fever) have been