Fever in babies: symptoms of alarm and treatment

 

Fever in babies: symptoms of alarm and treatment
It is normal for the baby to have a fever. But there are warning signs or warning symptoms that can lead us to go to the emergency room. Know what they are:

One of the great handicaps that exist when a new baby arrives in the family, is that most times it is very difficult to know for sure when he has become ill. Unable to communicate with us, the child can not tell us how he feels, so it is very important to always be aware of the appearance of certain symptoms that can tell us that the baby suffers from high fever, for example.

In this sense, there are many parents who are a little lost. They do not fully know what the symptoms are and therefore they are always in a state of constant alert that sometimes is somewhat exaggerated and far from reality.

Señales de alarma de fiebre en bebés

But there is not anything to worry. First of all, you have to keep a little calm and keep in mind that any child will always be prone to suffer from low-grade fever, especially if you only have a few months to live.

However, although we must take into account that fever is always a natural defense mechanism of our body, in the case of babies and small children it is normal for the mother or father to worry excessively, especially if they are new and do not know very good what to do In these cases, we must maintain calm and calm, without neglecting the baby and watching him at all times.

But there is nothing to worry. First of all, you have to keep a little calm and keep in mind that any child will always be prone to suffer from low-grade fever, especially if you only have a few months to live.

However, although we must take into account that fever is always a natural defense mechanism of our body, in the case of babies and small children it is normal for the mother or father to worry excessively, especially if they are new and do not know very good what to do In these cases, we must maintain calm and calm, without neglecting the baby and watching him at all times.

Prolonged drowsiness and irritation. If we see that the child is most irritated by holding him or not crying after a considerable time, this may be a sign that he suffers from high fever.
Red spots on the skin. It is also very possible that red spots appear all over their skin and are characterized mainly by not disappearing with the mere touch of our fingers.
Vomiting is also a clear sign that the child is suffering from a high fever.
Intermittent breathing An intermittent or too panting breath can also mean that the baby has a low-grade fever.

El bebé que tiene fiebre: tratamiento

How can we treat a baby’s high fever at home?
If we see that any of these symptoms have made an appearance, we must be very attentive if they last for 1 or 2 days. Although meanwhile, we can do the following:

Wear light clothes. In this way, we will be able to lower your body temperature by at least a half or one degree. It is also important that there is a minimum of ventilation in the room where the child stays.
Keep it always hydrated. For this, it is important to always give mineral water through your bottle.
Provide an antipyretic. A small dose of paracetamol can help you considerably reduce your body’s body temperature. Although you should always consult your pediatrician as this will tell you what is the most recommended amount.
Give him a bath of warm water. It is also not a bad idea to give the child a shower of warm water (never too cold) or simply apply heat to the nape of the neck and wrists.
We should not give antibiotics on our own. Since they can have an adverse effect on the health of our baby. And therefore, it is always better to contact a pediatrician when it comes to providing a more powerful medication.
These are just some tips that can be most useful when it comes to lowering the fever of the baby itself. You have to keep in mind that it seems very important to remain calm at all times.

For this reason, we must be attentive to all the symptoms we have reported during at least the first 24-48 hours, since after this time the health of the baby can be improved considerably.

Otherwise, if the child begins to suffer seizures or the temperature begins to be too high (we can check it by inserting a thermometer rectally) there is no choice but to take it to the nearest hospital in order to give a more specific treatment.

 

 

 
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