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High fever in a child

Always have a first aid note on hand for a child with a high fever.

High temperature in a child often takes parents by surprise. When the baby becomes weak and hot, crawls to his mother’s knees and clings to his chest, all first aid techniques are weathered from the head. Mom starts stupidly rushing around the apartment, calling “knowledgeable people” and rummaging around in medical manuals about children’s health.

First aid kit for a child with a high fever.
If the temperature does not exceed 38 ° C, and the child tolerates it normally, then antipyretic drugs should not be given. The fact is that at elevated temperatures, the body more effectively fights infection, therefore, without special need, it should not be knocked down. An exception is those cases when a child suffers from a neurological disease (registered with a neuropathologist) or simply has a hard time tolerating temperature – then it is necessary to give antipyretic drugs, starting at 37.5 ° C.
If the temperature has risen above 38 ° C – you should give the child an antipyretic recommended by a doctor (Children’s Panadol, Efferalgan, Nurofen). For very young children, it is better to use the medicine in candles, older children can be given the drug in the form of syrup. Never use aspirin! Aspirin with a viral infection (in children under 12 years of age) can cause a dangerous complication – Reye’s syndrome. Continue reading

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