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Fever in Children And Home Remedies

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Pediatrician, Gondiya
Fever in Children And Home Remedies

Fever remains the most common concern prompting parents to present their child to the emergency department. Fever has traditionally been defined as a rectal temperature over 100.4 F or 38 C. Temperatures measured at other body sites are usually lower. The threshold for defining a fever does vary significantly among different individuals, since body temperatures can vary by as much as 1 F. Low-grade fevers are usually considered less than 102.2 F (39 C).

Fever itself is not life-threatening unless it is extremely and persistently high, such as greater than 107 F (41.6 C) when measured rectally. Risk factors for worrisome fevers include age under 2 years (infants and toddlers) or recurrent fevers lasting more than one week. Fever may indicate the presence of a serious illness, but usually a fever is caused by a common infection, most of which are not serious. The part of the brain called the hypothalamus controls body temperature. The hypothalamus increases the body's temperature as a way to fight the infection. However, many conditions other than infections may cause a fever.

Fever in Children - Causes:

Causes of fever include:

When to seek medical care:

  • The child is younger than 6 months of age (regardless of prematurity).
  • One is unable to control the fever.
  • One suspects a child may become dehydrated from vomitingdiarrhea, or not drinking (for example, the child has sunken eyes, dry diapers, tented skin, cannot be roused, etc.).
  • The child has been to a doctor but is now getting worse or new symptoms or signs have developed.

Although you may have done your best to care for your child, sometimes it is smart to take your child to the emergency department. The child's doctor may meet you there, or the child may be evaluated and treated by the emergency doctor.

Take a child to an emergency clinic when any of the following happen:

  • One has serious concerns and is unable to contact the child's doctor.
  • One suspects the child is dehydrated.
  • seizure occurs.
  • The child has a purple or red rash.
  • A change in consciousness occurs.
  • The child's breathing is shallow, rapid, or difficult.
  • The child is younger than 2 months of age.
  • The child has a headache that will not go away.
  • The child continues to vomit.
  • The child has complex medical problems or takes prescription medications on a chronic basis (for example, medications prescribed for more than two weeks' duration)

Home Remedies for Fever in Children:

The three goals of home care for a child with fever are to control the temperature, prevent dehydration, and monitor for serious or life-threatening illness.

  • The first goal is to make the child comfortable by reducing the fever below 102 F (38.9 C) with medications and appropriately dressing the child. A warm water bath can also be helpful .
  • To check a child's temperature, one will need a thermometer. Different types of thermometers are available, including glass, mercury, digital, and tympanic (used in the ear).
    • Glass thermometers work well but may break, and they take several minutes to get a reading.
    • Digital thermometers are inexpensive and obtain a reading in seconds.
  • Oral temperatures may be obtained in older children who are not mouth breathing or have not recently consumed a hot or cold beverage.
  • Monitoring and documenting the fever pattern is achieved using a thermometer and a handmade chart.
  • Acetaminophen  and ibuprofen  are used to reduce fever.
    • Follow the dosage and frequency instructions printed on the label.
    • Remember to continue to give the medication over at least 24 hours or the fever will usually return.
  • Children should not be overdressed indoors, even in the winter.
    • Overdressing keeps the body from cooling by evaporation, radiation, conduction, or convection.
    • The most practical solution is to dress the child in a single layer of clothing, then cover the child with a sheet or light blanket.
  • A sponge bath in warm water will help reduce a fever.
    • Such a bath is usually not needed but may more quickly reduce the fever.
    • Put the child in a few inches of warm water, and use a sponge or washcloth to wet the skin of the body and arms and legs.
    • The water itself does not cool the child. The evaporation of the water off the skin cools the child. So, do not cover the child with wet towels, which would prevent evaporation.
    • Contrary to the popular folk remedy, never apply alcohol in a bath or on the skin to reduce fever. Alcohol is usually dangerous to children.

 

  • The second goal is to keep the child from becoming dehydrated. Humans lose extra water from the skin and lungs during a fever.
    • Encourage the child to drink clear fluids but without caffeine (and not water). Water does not contain the necessary electrolytes and glucose. Other clear fluids are chicken soup,  other rehydrating drinks available at the grocery or drugstore.
    • A child should urinate light-colored urine at least every four hours if well hydrated.
    • If diarrhea or vomiting prevents one from assessing hydration, seek medical attention.

 

  • The third goal is to monitor the child for signs of serious or life-threatening illness.
    • A good strategy is to reduce the child's temperature below 102 F (39 C).
    • Also, make sure the child is drinking enough clear fluids .
    • If both these conditions are met and the child still appears ill, a more serious problem may exist.
    • If a child refuses to drink or has a concerning change in appearance or behavior, seek medical attention.
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Hello Doctor, I m very concerned about my 1 and a half month baby's weight. He weighs 4.2kg now. His birth weight was 3.25kg. How much weight 1 and a half months baby should weigh? I m really pissed off by my relatives who come and say your baby is underweight, your breastmilk is not sufficient . Please help!

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Hello Doctor,
I m very concerned about my 1 and a half month baby's weight. He weighs 4.2kg now. His birth weight was...
Baby should gain minimally around 20 gms per day in first three month of life. Your babies weight gain is much above that level. So no need to worry.
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Can I give my 10 months old baby glucon-D (orange or lemon or plain) with water as he rebels plain water. He is very reluctant to drink water.

B.Sc.- Food & Nutrition, M.Sc- Food Science & Nutrition, NET (LS)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolkata
Can I give my 10 months old baby glucon-D (orange or lemon or plain) with water as he rebels plain water. He is very ...
you may give lemonade, dab water, dal water, clear soup, buttermilk, lassi, fruit juice, barley water, rice water, milk to increase his fluid intake. add misri to his plain water (1 per 250 ml)-let it soak for few hrs.
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Hi my 40 days old newborn gets lot of gas and he used to fart a lot two weeks before. Lately he is not able to fart. He struggles alot. So doc gave Neopeptine drops to help me pass the wind. Also she gave colicaid if the child gets close. Can you explain what are two drops for. As I feel both means the same. And why so much of gas is formed in this body. Its too much as compared to other kids.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi my 40 days old newborn gets lot of gas and he used to fart a lot two weeks before. Lately he is not able to fart. ...
Hello, It seems both the syrups are used for the same cause. Farting is quite normal in infants, producing gas in digestive system due to underdeveloped digestive organs. Gas producing intakes I.e.sitrus fruits, gaseous food may produce flatulence in your baby transferred through breastfeeding, hence avoid them. If your baby after farting is happy, nothing is serious to her health. You should put your baby on your shoulder to burp after breastfeeding to reduce farting. Tk, care.
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How To Keep Yourself Awake At Night During Exams?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, m.s counselling and psycotherapy
Homeopath, Hyderabad

These are some tips which can help students who keep study whole night and force them to keep them awake and don't like to study at day time

1) sleep during day 
2) take some nervous stimulants at night (ex- tea, coffee) but avoid milk you may feel more sleepy 
3) keep yourself busy in one or the other activity 
Like mathematics statistics and any writing work 
4) use your mobile phone to study (it contains blue lite which will prevent to fall asleep) 
5) hang a rubber band over your wrist and give a small current by dragging it suddenly and dropping it this will activate your brain and prevent to go into sleep 
6) keep a positive affirmation that you want to awake all night

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My baby is 1 month old, I want to know the baby care products, which brand is best? Especially which cream should I use for my baby?

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My baby is 1 month old, I want to know the baby care products, which brand is best? Especially which cream should I u...
Baby care product is exclusive breast feeding up to 6 months of age. there is no need of using any cream.
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Is it normal for young children to stop taking or needing naps? My 3½-year-old hasn’t taken a nap in quite a while, but seems to do OK.

M.D PEADIATRICS, MBBS
Pediatrician, Pune
Is it normal for young children to stop taking or needing naps? My 3½-year-old hasn’t taken a nap in quite a while, b...
Hello lybrate-user, as long as child is active, playful & not cranky its ok if your child does not want to take a nap.
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My son is about 5 years old. On 19/07/2016, suddenly his movement was abnormal and became unresponsive for 1 minute, associated with uprolling of eye balls and frothing from mouth. His body temperature was very high about 102 F. He rushed to Max and doctor admitted for 1 day and gave a medicine as Crocin and Meftal-P. He was discharged on 20/07/2016 as well condition. But, on 22/07/2016, He is suffering from leg pain and leg is not properly moving. Please advice.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My son is about 5 years old. On 19/07/2016, suddenly his movement was abnormal and became unresponsive for 1 minute, ...
Movements of leg may be restricted due to pain which probably has no relation of illness he suffered on 19th. Polio has been eradicated. Give rest to leg for few days and give him paracetamol 250 mg, may be repeated after 8 hours. Even then get him checked in max hospital or consult pediatrician.
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Are there any long-term effects associated with taking adhd (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) medications? if so, what are they and what medications are implicated?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Current medications do not cure adhd. Rather, they control the symptoms for as long as they are taken. Medications can help a child pay attention and complete schoolwork. It is not clear, however, whether medications can help children learn better. Adding behavioral therapy, counseling, and practical support can help children with adhd and their families to better cope with everyday problems. Nimh-funded research has shown that medication works best when treatment is regularly monitored by the prescribing doctor and the dose is adjusted based on the child's needs.
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Tips For Good Growth For Children

MD PEDIATRICS, DNB PEDIATRICS, ESPE FELLOWHIP IN PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY, VISITING FELLOWSHIP PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY USA
Pediatrician, Mumbai
Tips For Good Growth For Children

Eat a balanced diet which contains whole cereals, pulses, dal, all seasonal fruits, salads and vegetables, milk and milk products. Keep away from sweets, junk food, oily food as much as possible.
Exercise daily. For children outdoor play daily is exercise.
Get your child's weight and height checked periodically by your pediatrician. This will help to detect deviation from growth early.

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My wife had normal delivery of a baby boy on 5th of August. She started milking after 7-8 days but very low in volume that too for 3-4 days and after that there is no milk in her breast till now. We are meeting a local gynecologist she has prescribed some medicines and Lacteva granules for her. And lactose not powder for the baby. Please help. Thank you.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My wife had normal delivery of a baby boy on 5th of August. She started milking after 7-8 days but very low in volume...
more and more baby sucks d breast more would be the milk supply. not to be panic.add tablet perinorm 1 tablet thrice a day after consulting your Gynec
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My child 5 m old, not drinking lactodex milk, can I use buffalo milk? which food can I feed him? can I give hib vaccine this time?

PGD-AP, MD, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
My child 5 m old, not drinking lactodex milk, can I use buffalo milk? which food can I feed him? can I give hib vacci...
use any pasteurized full cream milk after removing fat.start semisolids. khichri .raghi kheer.dalia.egg.3dose of hib Vac given at this age6wks apart.
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My daughter is 2.5 years old .I am facing issue in her that again again she is having motion after every 2 hour or so and in very small amount .I am frustrated of cleaning it again and again .why is it soo and what can be the reason.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
My daughter is 2.5 years old .I am facing issue in her that again again she is having motion after every 2 hour or so...
In practical experience if she is bottle fed it s a reason and avoid bottle and feed with a spoon and breast.
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My 3 year old is sick with a temperature of 100 degrees she can not keep anything down including liquids. What should I do?

MD, MBBS
Pediatrician, Bangalore
Give paracetamol also ondem syp first empty stomach wait for one hour than feed child will not vomit.
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My child is 15 months old, suffered from fever from Tuesday to Saturday. I visited the doctor twice. In first visit the doctor only gave paracetamol syrup. Next visit on last Friday the doctor asked for Typhoid tests. Since last visit no fever occurred. However the typhoid test is positive. wide test for O is 1: 8, H is 1: 4 AH is 1: 2 and BH 1: 2. Please suggest. Thank You.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
My child is 15 months old, suffered from fever from Tuesday to Saturday. I visited the doctor twice. In first visit t...
Widal is quite non specific test to prove typhoid. You must get blood culture and typhy dot test for the final proof. As usually typhoid fever has hallmark of high grade fever beyond 5 days.
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Depression in Children

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Alappuzha
Depression in Children
Depression might be the cause poor academic in childhood.

My Baby, who 1.5 year old have problem in there testicles. He have only one boll on there position and other one is not on there actual position. But he have second boll also but problem is not in correct place. This problem is by birth. So that what should can we do to take care. Help me to overcome this problem.

MBBS
General Physician,
My Baby, who 1.5 year old have problem in there testicles. He have only one boll on there position and other one is n...
As his age advance the on other testies will get back to its normal position. But untill puberty if it don't come to its normal position go for surgery.
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