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Features of treatment of fever in newborns and infants

only at a fever the body of the baby is able to produce substances needed to fight the virus.However, the heat - extreme condition, during which the toddler needs special care.Now he needs a little more than usual, her mother's care and attention.Details of the inquiry in an article entitled "Features of treatment of fever in newborns and infants."

When lower?

Experts believe that before the thermometer reaches the mark of 38.5 "C, to shoot down the temperature is not necessary. It is necessary to give the body a chance to fight the cold. But Avoid elevated temperatures is also impossible, because the baby is experiencing significant discomfort. He feels weaksometimes aching muscles and a head ... So antipyretics should be in every home medicine cabinet. Doctors admitted: medical method of reducing the temperature - the safest for children. Medications are gently and effectively, have little or no side effects. Use paratsetamolovye candles (veryconvenient for the very young!) or ibuprofen based medi

cine. But the popular earlier aspirin and analgin now banned for use in children as an antipyretic. Doctors have proven that these drugs are combined with a viral infection can cause bleeding disorders.

candles orMedicine does not work? Analyze if all you've done right.First, is not it too early you expect effect?Before the medicine is completely suck the blood of the baby, it takes at least 20-40 minutes, or even an hour.Secondly, is it true you calculated the dosage?The instructions to the drugs usually specified age.However, to calculate the correct dosage should be in accordance with the body weight of the child.Paracetamol require 15 mg / kg ibuprofen - 10 mg / kg.For example, the instruction states: children 2-3 years old need one scoop of ibuprofen (5 mL).Your baby is well fed?He needs a little more medicine.Carefully recalculates all!The product still does not work?Hence, it is necessary to call in the "ambulance."Most likely, a serious infection of the baby more than banal SARS.But do not panic before time!This happens rarely.

Be alert!

Naturally, at the first signs of an indisposition at the crumbs, you call up the doctor.The pediatrician will tell you how to treat the baby and what to look for.But take into account that the main help with SARS - yet not medicines and procedures, and proper care.And above all, it implies a wet cool air in the apartment and plenty of drink.Do not be afraid to regularly ventilate the room!Chubby little boy to be a cold breath of fresh air!Offer him as much as possible favorite drinks.During the heat of baby loses a lot of fluid and need to replenish its reserves.Otherwise there is a risk of dehydration.But the high temperature at the toddler is fraught not only lack of fluid.Do not miss the symptoms!The child, whose amount of fluid normally should urinate at least once per 4 hours.And this is the main sign of lack of dehydration.In addition, start to sound the alarm when a pipsqueak sleeping much more than usual, his dry lips and mucous membranes, no saliva, he cries without tears.All this may indicate that fluid is not enough.Infants under one year is a specific sign of dehydration - sunken fontanelle.Do not lose time, and seeking emergency medical care!The kid needed a dropper - the introduction of fluid intravenously.But this development can not happen.If a toddler is much to drink, it is unlikely he would be at risk of dehydration.Does not want?Gently insists offers drinks of interesting dishes, through the nipple or a straw, tell tales of life-giving water, she drink with crumbs ... Poi race it!

Cold extremities

The child forehead hot, but cool hands and feet?This suggests spasm of peripheral vessels of the skin.Thermoregulation in children's body are not in the natural scenario.What to do?Warm hands and feet a little, put on thick socks at him, fingers spread it with your hands, massage.It is necessary to cause a rush of blood to the extremities.And immediately call a doctor!Perhaps crumbs require medication, eliminating vascular spasms.

Febrile seizures

Approximately 3-5% of children between 6 months and 5 years are prone to so-called febrile seizures.They arise at the time of a sharp rise in temperature.This specific reaction immature nervous system of the baby on the rush.Do not worry!Febrile seizures do not indicate neurological disorders, and not turn into a serious illness.However, you have to take into account the peculiarity of the child and avoid sudden changes in temperature (antipyretic come already at 37,5 ° C).How to help a little before the arrival of doctors?Lay it on a flat surface away from the traumatic object (acute, severe).Best of all, if the crumb will lie face down on the side.This posture eliminates Inhalation of food particles or saliva.Remember how the convulsions: whether to remain in the mind of the baby, in what position were limbs.This will help the doctor "fast" to determine the diagnosis.When febrile convulsions do not need any treatment.Do not worry, eventually pipsqueak "outgrow" their specific response to heat.Now we know what are the features of the treatment of fever in newborns and infants.