When fever strikes in children, parents are kicked into high gear- experiencing an adrenaline rush to combat it immediately. Their first instinct tends to be calling a doctor or grabbing the nearest bottle of children’s paracetamol to remedy it.
Fever is often a sign of an underlying illnesses such as dengue fever or the H1N1 influenza virus, which causes parents to freak out. However, most of the time a fever is not that dangerous at all.
Contrary to what most parents believe, fever is actually an indication of good health. Essentially, this means that the body is doing its job in fighting off infection or an illness. Healthy kids are able to tolerate high fever without any complications.
Every experienced parent, more or less, knows what to do when fever strikes in the family. But for first time parents, here are some fever response tips you need to remember:
Fever treatment for children may vary depending on the specific temperature, age and even beliefs of the family. By default, fever is treated by paracetamol, ibuprofen or acetaminophen. These medications are proven to reduce fever and most parents are comfortable giving these to their children.
Apart from medications, lots of parents also opt for natural fever treatment for children. This includes:
What is your tried and tested fever treatment for children? How did it help your child? Share your valuable tips with other readers by leaving comments below. For more information on fever treatment for children, check out this video.
This article was first published on theAsianparent and republished with permission.