OVERCOME FEVER IN TODDLERS

Fever is one of the obstacles that often occurs in toddlers. This condition can also appear suddenly, for example after he plays or goes home from school. Often parents panic when they know their child's body feels hot when held.


The Little Body's endurance is still not perfect, Mom. Not surprisingly, once experiencing an infection or certain conditions (such as fatigue, dehydration, etc.), his body temperature will easily increase above normal temperatures.

When the Little One's forehead feels warm, you should take a temperature measurement to make sure he has a fever. The little one can be called a fever if the temperature measurement shows:

• Rectal temperature exceeds 38 degrees Celsius
• Mouth temperature exceeds 37.5 degrees Celsius
• Armpit temperature exceeds 37 degrees Celsius


Then Mother can monitor the condition of the body in Small. If he still wants to eat, drink, and remain agile playing, as usual, chances are he hasn't needed a febrifuge. But, you can handle the fever in a simple way like this:
  • Compress the child by using warm water on the forehead, neck, armpit, and chest (large blood vessel area). Lift compress when dry.
  • Cover the little one when he starts shivering.
  • Invite your child to rest, because excessive activity can increase fever.
  • Wear clothes that are thin and can absorb sweat.
  • Give extra fluids such as juice, water or milk to avoid dehydration.
  • Avoid giving food that is difficult to digest.
  • If your body temperature exceeds 38.5 degrees Celsius, then you can give a heat reliever.
If your child's fever is only caused by fatigue, dehydration, or mild flu, it will usually subside after handling such tips above. But, if your child is experiencing some of the symptoms below, contact your doctor immediately, ma'am.

• Vomiting or diarrhea
• Dry mouth
• Watery ear or ear pain
• The fever disappeared and left
• Fussy and weak
• Pale and seizure
• Severe headaches
• Abdominal pain