High Fever Baby

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Doc, I have a 6 month old child and now I have a high fever but I have midwives and the parastamol medication is hot but it hasn’t come down yet, how come the doc?

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First of all, you should first explain how long your child has had a fever and what is his body temperature exactly?

Basically, fever is a symptom that is quite common in children. If the new fever occurs 1-3 days and the fever is not too high (still below 39 degrees Celsius), then you really don't need to worry too much. You only need to give paracetamol to your child according to the dosage listed on the package. You may give paracetamol every 4-6 hours if the fever rises again, but it should not be given more than 5 times in 24 hours.

The following are some signs that you should take your child to the pediatrician immediately:

Fever is very high to more than 39 degrees Celsius
Children look very sick (weak, inactive, do not want to play as usual)
Children seen experiencing shortness of breath
Visible signs of dehydration in children
Children experience severe vomiting so that they cannot enter the fluid at all
Children experience seizures the first time
A rash appears on the child's body
The child has spontaneous bleeding

Here are some other things you can do at home:

Give fever medication as recommended above
Wash your child by soaking in warm water and wet his upper body with a bath sponge
Give more fluids to children
Let the child sleep and rest more

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