Symptoms caused by a high fever
- Grumpy, agitated, restless child
- Tiredness and or floppy
- When their temperature is very high, for example 39 degrees and above, children can have a febrile convulsion, this is characterised by:
- Muscular spasms involving the whole body, with stiffness of the body and shaking all over.
- It lasts for approximately 20 seconds and no longer than 2 minutes
Seek medical advice if you child experiences a febrile convulsion.
Do not measure the temperature by placing your hand on the baby's forehead. To accurately measure your baby's temperature a digital thermometer is recommended.
What to do in case of a high fever?
- Give Paracetamol regularly - check the dose for the age of your child and do not exceed the maximum daily dose.
- Remove excess clothing and bedding, but do not strip your child naked.
- Apply a damp face towel on his forehead
- In the event of a very high temperature of 39 degrees, bathe him in a tepid bath two degrees lower than his temperature: in the event of a temperature of 40 degrees for example, the bath will need be 38 degrees.
- Check that the temperature of the bedroom is not too high and does not exceed 19 or 20 degrees.
- Offer your baby lots of fluids
- Do not give any another medicine without medical advice</gras
- Consult your doctor if the fever persists or worsens and if other symptoms appear: diarrhea, stomach pains, vomiting, or ESPECIALLY if has a RASH ...
Always seek medical advice especially if your child is under 6 months of age
Latest update on July 24, 2013 at 11:44 AM by Jeff.