Fever is the most common pediatric condition and is second only to routine care in hospital visits. In addition, studies have also shown that the majority of children presenting with a fever are under the age of 3 and that fever has become the most common reason for bringing children to the emergency room in these young children. A detailed report is hereby provided on fever in children, its symptoms, the methods of examination and the circumstances that require it pediatrician care.
The unknown fluctuation in the child’s temperature can frighten anyone, so worry the parents. After all, fever can be a sign of something serious and in the beginning; It’s hard for parents to know if it’s going to be a serious one. Despite the fact that the majority of children with a fever do not appear to have a serious illness, a few develop serious infections that require pediatric care. As for the causes of fever in children, bacterial or viral infections, heat exposure, drug overdose, and allergies are some of the most common causes of fever in children.
Fever in children is divided into two categories: fever with localizing symptoms and fever without localizing symptoms. The former makes up the majority of fever episodes and carries associated signs of local infection in ears, nose, skin, throat, etc.
Symptoms Of Fever In A Child:
Causes and evaluation of childhood fever differ depending on the age of the child. Symptoms of fever in children include – Elevated temperature (above 100.4°F), chills, chills, trembling, body aches, changes in sleep, constant crying, labored breathing, headache, sore throat, etc.
Fever in children: when to consult a pediatrician?
It is considered a healthy idea to see a pediatrician or pediatrician if your child develops a fever over 102°F (or 39°C), if the fever lasts for more than two to three days, or if the child is lethargic is becoming. Babies who are toxic and pyrexic have a higher risk of serious bacterial infection. While babies who are non-toxic can be treated as outpatients by a pediatric specialist in a clinic.
On the other hand, fever without source (FWS) is one of the most common types of fever in children under 5 years of age, with a peak prevalence between 6 and 24 months of age.
It has also been found that newborns under 6 months of age retain protective maternal antibodies against common organisms, while those between 18 and 24 months of age appear to be more immunocompetent and at a lower risk of developing infections such as bacteremia.
To combat the fever, children should only be given antipyretics on the advice of the pediatrician. Kailash Hospital Noida on the other hand, it has become one of the best child care hospitals in Delhi-NCR. The hospital is not only technically excellent, but also offers highly personalized medical care to children.
Approved by :
Dr. HP Singh
HOD & Sr. Consultant Pediatrics
MD, MRCP (UK)
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