Recommendations on fever.. defense reaction that the body has against viruses or bacteria

Recommendations on fever:

Fever is one of the most requested reasons in the pediatric emergency room as it is alarming for parents. This condition is a defense reaction that the body has against viruses or bacteria.
It is important to have a thermometer at home, if the child has some signs of fever it is important to go to the pediatrician.

This sudden change in temperature can be caused by:

  • Infections: respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary, among others.
  • Because of vaccination
  • excess coat
  • There are other pathologies that cause fever that must be diagnosed by a specialist.

Body temperature does not always have a proportion with the severity of the disease for this reason medical attention is necessary.

It is important to observe changes in the child's behavior. In this way, the doctor can be given details that lead to an easier and more accurate diagnosis.

What to do when fever occurs?

Fever can be caused in less severe cases by a virus that can lead to a flu.

It is recommended to keep the child cool, hydrated and in light clothing, however, it is important to recognize that if the fever persists, you should go to the emergency room immediately.

It is essential to respect the appropriate dosage recommended by health professionals so that the child responds adequately to treatment.

Important notes:

It is essential that the father of the family learns to recognize when his baby has a fever, below are signs that may be alarming:
  • When the baby's skin is warm to the touch, here it is important to go to the thermometer.
  • The baby is not active or in the mood to play.
  • Presence of drowsiness.
  • noticeable loss of appetite.
  • cold symptoms.
  • skin redness.
  • heavy breathing.
  • Excessive sweating at rest.