10-month-old Baby 40.2 Degrees Hot Should Immediately Be Taken To The Doctor?
my baby has a fever and has been given paracetamol in the afternoon, but at night the temperature gets higher, and I don’t take it to the clinic because it doesn’t show any other serious symptoms. Why is that and when should I immediately bring it to the clinic?
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Fever in children can be a sign of problems or certain diseases such as viral infections, bacterial infections, dehydration.
Fever is an increase in body temperature above the normal limit of more than 37.5. Fever that reaches more than 38.5 in children increases the risk of seizures. And a fever that reaches more than 40 is referred to as hyperpyrexia and generally checks the treatment more intensively in the hospital. Increasing the body's body to more than 40 degrees can cause damage to body cells
In the meantime what you can do include:
Providing heat-forming drugs such as paracetamol routinely 3 times a day
Warm compresses on the forehead, underarms, and groins
Increase fluid intake
Maintain a healthy and regular food intake
It's a good idea to check your child with a pediatrician to get further examination and treatment related to your condition
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