The most commonly accepted recommendation for fever is:
Any temperature of more than 102 degree should be attended by the doctor, you have to go for a doctor’s consultation. Any temperature of more than 103, however, should be attended in the ER. To lower the fever, Cold compresses: an ice bag or towels kept in the refrigerator and applied to the forehead and under the arms will lower the temperature straight away. Tylenol: To calculate the dose for your child, follow this link. Pedialyte: Give your child plenty of fluids like pedialyte.
The one thing that you must watch out for is signs of dehydration, this would include: • dry mouth • few or no tears when crying • no urination for 6 to 8 hours in children • soft spot on an infant's head that looks flatter than usual or somewhat sunken • dry, wrinkled, or doughy skin (especially on the belly and upper arms and legs) • appears weak or limp • sunken eyes You have to approach your doctor immediately if you see these signs.
See your doctor right away if your child:
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