Carefully Facing Fever In Your Little One

Fever is the baby's natural resistance to infection. There's nothing wrong with my mother being extra vigilant if a baby under the age of six months has a fever.

Mothers should contact a doctor if one of these two things happens: 

- The child is under three months old and has a body temperature above 38 degrees Celsius. 
- The little one is under six months old and has a body temperature above 39 degrees Celsius. 

Here are some things you should do when your child has a fever:

Add Fluid Intake

If your child has a fever, his body will need more fluids. Give adequate fluid intake for the little one, so that the child does not become dehydrated.

Give Medicines with the Right Measure

Give your child paracetamol if he has reached the age of two months and above and give ibuprofen if the child is over three months old or weighs more than 5 kg. Consult with your doctor for the appropriate dosage of medication for your child. Use a measuring cup that is precise in giving medicine to your little one.

Did you know?
"Give the drug in the right way as indicated, the right dose, the right frequency, the exact route of administration, and the exact duration of administration."
Dr. Marissa, SpA

Make Sure Your Little One Has Enough Sleep

When you have a fever, the Little One may sleep more than usual, this is normal and is part of the body's healing process. 

Reduce the Heat of the Little

Mother can reduce the heat of the Little One in several ways, including: 
  • Compress the little forehead with warm water. 
  • Use the kangaroo or skin-to-skin method, to stabilize his body temperature. Do this method by holding the Little One's body in Mother's arms, without wearing clothes. 
Perform Further Medical Measures

Mothers need to ask for professional help if the Little One experiences the following during a fever: 
  • The child breathes quickly and irregularly. 
  • The neck of the little one hardens.
  • The little one refuses to drink. 
  • Little fever is followed by vomiting and diarrhea. 
  • A purplish and red rash appears on the skin of the little one. 
  • The little one has a seizure or febrile seizure.