First Aid When Children Have Fever in The Night

Fever worse at night because the body temperature rises naturally in the night. As a result, a mild fever during the day can go up easily when sleeping. In children, the fever will cause discomfort.

Perform the following for first aid:

1. Check the temperature of the child. Do it through the anus if the child is under the age of 6 months.

2. If he was more than 1 year, give acetaminophen.

3. Wait half an hour and check the temperature again.

4. If it has not started to go down, give ibuprofen as well.

5. Acetaminophen can be given every 4 hours, ibuprofen given every 6-8 hours.

6. Children can be washed at room temperature (25 ° - 27 ° C) to help cool the body temperature.

7. Make sure your child stays hydrated by providing water, formula or breast milk if the baby did not back to sleep yet.

8. For fever above 38 ° C in babies under 3 months, need immediate treatment by a doctor.

9. Immediately taken to the doctor if high temperatures accompanied by lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, stiff neck, or an unusual rash.


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