TIPS TO OVERCOME FEVER IN BABY

August 01, 2018
TIPS TO OVERCOME FEVER IN BABY

TIPS TO OVERCOME FEVER IN BABY - Fever is not a disease, but a sign of his body's defense system is actively working. Not infrequently the baby's body feels warm and if measured it only rises 0.5 degrees compared to normal body temperature, 36 degrees Celsius. If the baby is hot more than 37 degrees Celsius, then the baby is said to be feverish. Common causes are infections, especially viral infections. When the body is able to overcome the infection, the body temperature will return to normal by itself. Mother can still be calm, especially if when the fever subsides, the child is still relatively active or playing, and looks cheerful. 

If your baby's body temperature gets higher, do this:

Measure body temperature. Do it through the armpits, ears or anus. Do not measure the baby's body temperature after bathing, because the measured temperature is lower than the actual temperature.
If the fever is not too high (less than 37.5 degrees Celsius), no need to be compressed. Eat as often as possible to prevent dehydration or lack of fluids.
If the fever is high (more than 38 degrees Celsius) or he is restless, avoid giving him a fever-lowering medication before you consult a doctor. Make it comfortable with warm water in the armpit and folds of her thighs. Put on a thin dress, avoid swaddling or wrapping it with a blanket. Try to keep the baby in a comfortable room, the air circulation is good and the temperature is not stuffy or the temperature of the room is hot.

See a doctor immediately if:

Body temperature is more than 38 degrees Celsius, for infants under 1 month the body temperature is more than 37.5 degrees Celsius. Do not want to suckle or have been dehydrated with symptoms of the frequency of urination reduced and concentrated. Fussing or crying continuously, cannot be calmed.
Limp, sleeping continuously and difficult to wake up. Hard to breathe. Vomiting or diarrhea continuously.

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