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Fever in children..symptoms and treatment
« on: December 07, 2011, 04:03:38 AM »
Fever in children is usually caused by infection.It can also be caused by chemicals,poisons,medicines,too hot environment,or an extreme level of over activity.Take child's temperature to see if he has fever ,if the reading above 100.4 F(38 C) a sign of a fever.
Call the pediatrician right away if the child has a fever and
-Appears very ill,drowsy or fussy.
-Has other symptoms such as stiff neck,severe headache,severe sore throat,ear pain,rash,repeated vomiting or diarrhea.
-Has a condition such as Sickle cell disease ,cancer ,Epilepsy or taking steroids.
-Is younger than 2 months and has a temperature of 100.4 F.

To make the child comfortable, dress him in light clothing,give cool liquids.
The pediatrician may recommend fever medicine.Do not use aspirin to treat a child's fever.