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How to Tell of a Fever with Your Young One

Fever is always one of the reasons why we have our children taken to the emergency rooms. This comes as no surprise anyway. Childhood is often occasioned with a lot of fevers and are also quite fearful to the child and the parents all the same. 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.

Question number one, “What is fever?”. Generally, a fever is defined as a body temperature that is higher than normal. Body temperature is taken using a thermometer. The fevers have some good side to them given the reason that they can help the children fight infections, when you get them going way above the mark, you will start having qualms and a lot unsettled and the child will get a lot disturbed and uncomfortable.

You may be asking yourself the question of how do you know your son or daughter has caught fever. You will see a variety of changes in the child’s behavior in a child who has caught fever and as well they will manifest a rise in the body temperature evidenced in feeling quite hot beyond the normal. 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 fever has as well an impact on their appetite and they will lose the appetite and they will be especially thirsty. Irritability and feeling withdrawn out of lack of interest in most of their activities is yet another sign of fever in the toddlers and the older babies. Fever is as well manifest in children when they have a trouble falling asleep or being more sleepy than normal. The children over the age of two years will tell the signs of fever in symptoms such as their complaints of chills and or pains all over the body, asking for a lot of fluids, and when they become whiny and highly irritable. If your child happens to get you any of the above mentioned signs, don’t hesitate with taking their body temperatures.

The steps to taking the body temperature will be the next item we will be looking at. There are several kinds of temperature taking tools, thermometers, which will be available in drug stores and as such you will be confused as to which one will be the best shot for you to help you take your child’s body temperature.