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The child has a fever. What can I do?

The child has a fever. What can I do?


When the child has a fever it is the way his body signals the fight with an infection. There are a number of things parents can do to help their child feel better.

  • The aspirin should never be given to the baby. In very rare cases this can downgrade very serious diseases. Instead, she may be given acetaminophen, a medication that relieves pain and helps reduce fever.
  • It is very important that in case of fever, the baby is very well hydrated, so he must consume a lot of fluids.
  • As long as it does not feel good, the child should rest and sit quietly.
  • The temperature of the room where the child is sitting must be between 21 and 23 degrees Celsius.
  • The baby should be dressed as comfortably as possible, as lightly as possible. Cotton pajamas strapped to the body are not a good solution.
  • The baby should be covered with a blanket if it is cold and when heated it should be revealed if it is too hot.
    Gabriela Hotareanu
    Editor
    December 13, 2007