../../


IF YOUR CHILD DEVELOPS A FEVER

While a fever generally is not something to be overly concerned about, some cases require medical intervention. 

Child with fever

Fever triggers include an infection, overdressing (particularly newborns) and immunizations. A high fever should be treated without delay to prevent discomfort and possible dehydration.  

You should seek immediate care if there's:

  • Crying that won't stop.
  • Extreme irritability or fussiness.
  • Trouble waking up.
  • A rash or purple spots that look like bruises (that weren't there before your child got sick).
  •  Blue lips, tongue or nails.
  • The child's soft spot on the head appears to be bulging or sunken.
  •  A severe headache.
  • Limpness or refusal to move.
  • Trouble breathing that doesn't get better when the nose is cleared.
  • Leaning forward and drooling.
  • Seizure.
  • Moderate-to-severe belly pain.


Related Articles

WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CONCUSSION

WHAT PARENTS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CONCUSSION

Category: Pharmacy

Look for subtle symptoms and be prepared that it may take a child up to a month to recover...

+ read more
HOOFPYN: VYF TEKENS DAT DIT ERNSTIG IS

HOOFPYN: VYF TEKENS DAT DIT ERNSTIG IS

Category: Pharmacy

Sekere tipes hoofpyn moet dringend ondersoek word as jy dit nog nooit vantevore gehad het ...

+ read more
KALSIUM – WATTER TIPE IS BETER?

KALSIUM – WATTER TIPE IS BETER?

Category: Pharmacy

Kalsiumaspartaat anhidries word op die internet verkoop en is blykbaar ’n nuwe tipe kalsium me...

+ read more
Copyright 2018 - 2021 | Terms and Conditions | Designed and Developed by iWits