What taboos should I pay attention to when my baby has a fever?

  Fever, a defense response of the body to disease. Pediatric fever is a common symptom of many pediatric diseases. Low fever, with a body temperature between 37 and 38.5 ℃, is not harmful to the body, and for some diseases, it also helps the body to recover, so there is no need to take special cooling and antipyretic measures. However, moderate fever (body temperature 38.5 ~ 39 ℃) and high fever (body temperature more than 39 ℃) if it lasts too long, it can cause damage to the body, especially to the central nervous system has a negative impact, so measures must be taken, early treatment, careful care.  Baby fever “three appropriate” “three taboos” for fever children, parents should be how to care, pay attention to what? In short, it is necessary to understand the “three preferences” and “three taboos” for children with fever, observe carefully and take care of them.  For children with fever, we must also pay attention to the following three preferences: 1. It is advisable to keep the home air circulation.  As we all know, heat dissipation, mainly through convection, conduction and evaporation three mechanisms, so the circulation of air, conducive to heat dissipation and cooling.  2, it is advisable to drink more water, drinking water can supplement the evaporation of water due to fever.  Sweating after drinking water, the evaporation of water, can help reduce fever. In addition, the increase in urination can also make part of the heat carried out by urine, accelerating the reduction of fever. If you sweat a lot, you should dry it in time to prevent a cold.  3, it is appropriate to use appropriate anti-fever measures.  Physical cooling is a method of reducing fever using the principles of convection, conduction and evaporation of physical heat dissipation, which is safe, simple and reliable, and is the preferred antipyretic measure. Ice or cold water can be used on the head, axillae and bilateral groin fever reduction method. Ice, ice bags need to be wrapped in a layer of cloth outside to prevent local skin frostbite. Swabbing with warm water around 30 ℃ can make the skin capillaries dilate and accelerate the evaporation of water, is also a fairly simple method of reducing fever. When physical cooling methods are not effective, appropriate antipyretic drugs can be used under the guidance of a doctor.  For feverish children, you must also pay attention to the following three taboos: 1, avoid tightly closed doors and windows, too much clothing.  Doors and windows closed, not conducive to air circulation, too much clothing, hindering the distribution of heat and evaporation, are not beneficial to reduce fever.  2, avoid the abuse of antipyretic drugs.  Antipyretic drugs have side effects, some can even cause hypocellularity, bleeding, hemolysis and other serious reactions, more with no benefit.  3, avoid antipyretic too fast.  Fever reduction too fast, too fierce, can cause a large loss of body fluids in children, causing a drop in blood pressure, and even shock, so the fever should be gentle, should not be too fast.  Fever in children is only one manifestation of various diseases. The absence of fever does not necessarily mean that there is no disease, and the remission of fever does not mean that the disease has been cured. Therefore, the key still lies in the treatment of the original disease.

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