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Fevers & High Temperature In Children.

Most fevers/high temperatures in children are due to the common infections of childhood such as coughs, colds and other viral infections. However, fever in babies aged under 3 months is rare and is a reason for seeking advice from a healthcare professional. You should seek advice if your child is aged between 3 and 6 months and has a temperature of 39°C or more. Whether or not you decide to get help, you should give the child lots to drink. It is not always necessary to give them paracetamol or ibuprofen, unless they are distressed or very unwell.

How can you tell if your child is in Pain?
No method of measuring pain is perfect. The most important method is probably what your child tells you.

How do we feel pain?
Even though we may feel pain in a certain area of the body, pain really occurs in the brain.

How do pain medicine work?
The decision to use one particular type of medicine over another will depend on the age of your child and the severity and type of pain she experiences.


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Inflammation can be manifest in many ways.  “Signs parents might see in their child include fatigue, fever, rash, joint pain or swelling, sores in their mouth, chest pains and abdominal pain. Start with your pediatrician. Make sure infection is not the cause. The primary care doctor can run some lab tests and refer you to a specialist as necessary. These symptoms are not specific, but can be early signs of chronic inflammation, including chronic forms of juvenile arthritis, lupus, inflammation of the skin and muscles, or other forms of vasculitis (inflammation that affects the blood vessels). There are also forms of inflammation that occur after a child has an infection, which may not be chronic or lifelong.”

To help with pain and swelling, children can take medications like ibuprofen or naprosyn,

What can I do if my child has a fever/high temperature?

  • Seek medical help for your child.
  • Make your child comfortable .
  • Check for signs of low body fluid (dehydration).
  • Check for signs of serious infection.
  • Keep your child off school or nursery until they are better.

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