Fever is common in children and is a sign that their body is fighting an infection. Read on to know about safe ways of reducing fever.
By Arun Sharma
It is normal for children to catch infections that cause fever. Most fevers run their course, irrespective of treatment, and most children tolerate fever well. However, having a sick child at home is not a pleasant situation for any parent. Here are some safe ways of lowering your child’s temperature during fever.
When your child is suffering from fever, it is very important to keep checking his temperature. Although temperature can be taken by placing the thermometer in the mouth, rectum, or the axilla, the axillary method is considered the safest in young children.
Remember, a high temperature is not necessarily an indicator of the degree of sickness. In fact, how your child acts is the most accurate indicator of how ill he may be. But if your child is less than two months of age, take him to see a doctor even if the fever is mild.
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