Children are often rushed to emergency rooms for cases of fever. This comes as no surprise anyway. Fevers are actually some of the common problems with children and will be often causing a frightening feeling to the parents and the child. Below are some of the questions and answers which will be of course quite resourceful to parents as they seek to deal with the feeling of overwhelming confusion that often follows when a child catches fever.
The first question we may find resourceful for answering is a definition of what fever is in real sense. The child is said to have a fever when their body temperature is up on highs above the normal which is 37 degrees. You can take the body temperature by the use of the body temperature thermometers. Even though fevers are at times helpful in the fact that they can help you fight infections, when they go above the normal, you will find them causing you worries and making the child a lot uncomfortable.
You may be asking yourself the question of how do you know your son or daughter has caught fever. Depending on age, a child with fever will show certain changes in their body and will feel hot. Th newborns are always seen when they have fever to be quite sleepy more than normal and will as well reject the breast and the bottle. The older babies and the toddlers, note the signs in increased crankiness and being less energetic and interested in so many things as is the norm. The toddler will as well be thirsting a lot and will have a lowered appetite. Irritability and feeling withdrawn out of lack of interest in most of their activities is yet another sign of fever in the toddlers and the older babies. The other sign of fever in children is extreme sleepiness or trouble getting to sleep. For the children over two years, they will be whiny and ever feeling tired, ask for drinks more often, and at sometime complain of aches all over or feeling chilly. Should you see any of these signs in your young one, you will be good taking and noting their body temperature and tell if they could be catching or have caught a fever.
Have you an idea of how to take the child’s temperature. There are certainly a number of thermometers available in the drug stores which will be used for the taking of body temperature and as such you will feel confused when you will need to have a choice of these.