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A fever is your body’s way of telling you that your immune system is trying to fight off the presence of illness or infection. Young children can also develop fevers in response to immunizations.
In many cases, you can successfully treat fevers at home. However, persistent or high fevers can indicate that something more serious is wrong.
It’s important to have a reliable thermometer in your home medical kit to accurately diagnose a fever. You can take your child’s temperature in one of three ways:
Your child’s temperature alone doesn’t indicate their degree of illness, as many common colds can trigger a high fever.
Any temperature reading in a child over 100.4° F is considered a fever. While normal body temperature does vary throughout the day, the standard body temperature is 98.6° F.
You should schedule an appointment with Dr. Rubinstein as soon as possible if:
If you’re caring for an infant who has any fever, with or without other symptoms, you should report your concerns to Dr. Rubinstein for a closer evaluation and your own peace of mind.
Significantly high fevers, if left untreated, can lead to serious medical complications, including seizures and organ damage.
Dr. Rubinstein may recommend over-the-counter medications, including ibuprofen and acetaminophen, to reduce the fever. He provides the proper dosing instructions based on your child’s age and weight to prevent overdose.
At home, you can keep your child comfortable by dressing them in lightweight clothing and giving them cool sponge baths.
Be sure to provide your child with plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, a common side effect of fevers in children, especially when vomiting or diarrhea is also present. Water, juices, frozen ice pops, and soups are ideal choices to offer your child. Avoid giving sodas and caffeinated drinks that can increase the risk of dehydration.
If your child is unable to drink properly, consult Dr. Rubinstein immediately. He may recommend a hospital stay with IV fluids to prevent further medical complications.
Schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more about treating fevers.
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