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What is fever in infants ?

We all know a fever is an abnormally high body temperature. Technically the key number is 98.6 F(37C), however in reality, we consider a person has a fever when his body temperature is above 100.4 F (38C). This little article will make you understand clearly about the fever in infants so that you, as a parent, you will know what to do when your baby has fever.

How can I check out the baby body temperature?

You can check out your baby body temperature first with your hand. To have a specific temperature to see if you need bring your baby to the doctor, you can use a thermometer. Some thermometer is better than other , mostly in term of rapidity measuring.

Check out all amazon thermometer in deals in the full article on our baby blog.

Common causes of fever in Infants

We can list out here some very common causes of fever in babies/infants: teething, vaccination, night sweats and get cold. Other than that there are more serious cause of fever:

  • Rubella
  • Convulsion Fever, or Febrile seizures as it’s more commonly known
  • Malaria
  • Flu

High Fever in Babies Less Than Three Months.

  • 0-28 days old and 38 C or higher: you need to bring him/her to hospital right away.
  • 29-90 days old considered as high risk if they have any of the following: a toxic clinical appearance, an abnormal cry, or a fever of 38.5 C or higher. In this case you should bring him/her to hospital as well.

On the other cases, check out now how taking Care of Your Baby with a Fever at Home in our baby blog.

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