Children and fever
Especially when our kids are small, parents tend to worry too much. It is completely logical because they are too small and can't take care of themselves, but we need to make a difference between a serious problem and not serious one.
What you need to know is that every child will experience a fever eventually, it is not something you can stop, but first- time moms and dads obviously think they can.
If your kid seems hot or blushy, you should definitely measure his temperature. You have a lot of different thermometers. There are those typical oral, and the newer temporal artery scanners.
Don't worry, you can use any of them. We should also mention that maybe the most accurate one is the rectal thermometer, especially if you have an infant or a younger child. If you think you can't pull this off, use any other.
Read carefully, because now we will explain to you when you should call a doctor or be worried:
1. If your child has a fever that lasts more than five days. It doesn't have to be anything too serious, but you should take him to the doctor, just to do more analysis.
2. If your child has a temperature higher than 40 degrees. This is a dangerous temperature for anyone too young or too old. So if your child has it, you need to call a doctor.
3. If you have a baby that is younger than three months, and has a fever, it may be a sign of serious illness.