The Temperature of The Child

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It happens that the temperature rise is not triggered by infectious diseases and allergies, teething, emotional stress, overheating, dehydration. Fever is a protective and adaptive reaction of the organism, while the stimulation of immunity, and eliminates harmful germs and viruses by developing a specific interferon.

The temperatures at which to start to give febrifuge depends on the characteristics of the child. Normally, doctors recommend not bring down the temperature below 38 ° C, if a child normally brings a state. It is important to know that a sudden and significant increase in temperature to 39-40 ° C can lead to deterioration of general condition of the child, the development of cardiac and respiratory failure, dehydration, changes in the central nervous system, the appearance of febrile convulsions, renal failure and liver .

To determine the causes of fever should consult your doctor or call him at home and celebrate what there associated symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, cough, abdominal pain in the head, runny nose, rash, etc. There are many non-drug methods of reducing body temperature. For this purpose, use vinegar and alcohol – vodka rubdown. Take equal amounts of water and alcohol or vodka, wet cloth and then wipe it child’s body. For acetic rubdowns take one liter of water and add to it a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or regular (not essences). But do not forget that these repeat procedures are often not recommended, as there is a chance of poisoning with vinegar or alcohol, because they are absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream.

Good effect at high temperature have a full wrap, using infusions of St. John’s wort, chamomile, yarrow. Cotton sheet or cloth dipped in the prepared solution, or simply in water, wring out and wrap the baby’s body. Hands at the same time remain free, and legs wrapped on all sides, except for the feet. Then wrap the baby into another sheet, and on top of a dense blanket or rug. The face and hands in this case remain free, and on his feet wear socks soaked in water, on top of them – the wool. During the wrapping child is given a warm drink. After 30 minutes it expand and quickly washed in warm water or shower.

Wiping the child’s dress in dry clothes and put to bed. Cold packs are used when the body temperature above 38 ° C. While the temperature in the child does not subside, it must constantly drink water warm: warm milk, lemon tea, fruit drinks, fruit drinks, etc. WHO experts do not recommend using aspirin to reduce fever in children up to age 14. In certain infectious diseases can induce liver damage. Aspirin reduces blood clotting and can cause bleeding that is very hard to stop. The use of Analgin is not recommended because it can have toxic effects.

However, in the case of a sharp rise in temperature to 40 ° C, possibly for a single use analgina better in liquid form it. The most acceptable to reduce the temperature of the child are products based on paracetamol. For young children, make better use of candles, children, older – those available as syrups and tablets. There are cases when you need an urgent call “emergency”, as follows: temperature 39 ° C or higher in children under three years old and above 39,5 ° C in older children, that a child has severe headaches, chest pain, in abdominal severe pallor, cyanosis of the child.


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