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.
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:
- Convulsion Fever, or Febrile seizures as it’s more commonly known
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.