How to Cure For Fever In Toddler
Home remedies for fever in toddler-Fever is natural response of your body to injury or infection. It can stimulate your body to mobilizing; and producing more white blood cells, and antibodies to fight infection. Many researchers believe that fever is important to allow mild fever; to run its course. But fever in a toddler, can make disconcerting. Although low fever don’t require treatment, but you need to reduce fever in your children comfort. Moreover, high fever is serious problems, and rarely life threatening. You should checked your child with your child’s pediatrician.
Assess your toddler’s Fever
The first thing you do first is take your toddler’s temperature using a digital thermometer. You will get accurate reading by taking it rectally. Beside, you can also take it under your toddler’s armpit. Don’t mix and match using same thermometer. In addition, you can also take thermometer on toddler’s forehead using temporal artery scanner and in ear thermometer.
Baby and toddler mostly have greater body temperature variation than adults. It occurs because their bodies’ great surface area to volume ratio and the immune system of them are still developing. Normal body temperature for toddler is around 97-99 degrees Fahrenheit (36 – 37.2 degrees Celsius). And low grade level is in 99-100.9° F (37.3 – 38.3° C) range. Moreover, 101° F through 103.5° F (38.4 – 39.7° C) needs to be monitored. Most of virus; in this range are happened by virus, or minor infection. Over than 103.6° F temperature must be treated.
Give your toddler a bath
Taking your toddler bath can move away the heat of body. A bath is one of methods to reduce fever; and always work quick than medications. In addition, you can also use a bath, in reducing fever when you are waiting, for acetaminophen (Tylenol). Don’t forget to use lukewarm water and do not use cold water in reducing water. Avoid to use alcohol to rub your toddler when taking bath. This is old method and not to encouraged by health care providers. Moreover, you can also damp washcloth on their forehead to reduce fever. Give them plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
Optimize skin temperature and room temperature
Dress the child, in one lightweight layer of clothing, for optimal thermal control. Each layer of clothing, can trap more heat to the body. Give them thin clothes to allow air circulate freely. Keep your toddler thin blanket if they feel cool and being cold. Move away electrical fan quickly in order to reduce heat from the skin. if you give them cooling fan, try to control it.
Ask your doctor if your child needs antibiotics
Antibiotics can be used for bacterial infections not to treat viral infections. High use of antibiotics, has provoked bacteria, into evolving resistance. Because of this, try to use as recommendation of antibiotics. If they eat antibiotics, make sure that they have finished entire prescription.