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Fever in children. FEVER OVERVIEWFever is a normal response to a variety of conditions, the most common of which is infection.
Fever occurs when the body's temperature is elevated as a result of the body's thermostat being reset to a higher- than- usual temperature. Nearly every child will develop a fever at some point.
The challenge for parents is to know when to be concerned. This topic review will discuss the definition of a fever, how to accurately measure a child's temperature, how and when to treat fever, and signs and symptoms that require further evaluation. FEVER DEFINITIONBecause of the normal variation in body temperature, there is no single value that is defined as fever. In general, a fever means a temperature above 1. F (3. 8ºC). You might get slightly different numbers depending on how you take your child's temperature – oral (mouth), axillary (armpit), ear, forehead, or rectal. Axillary, ear, and forehead temperature measurements are easier to obtain than rectal or oral temperatures, but they are less accurate and may need to be confirmed rectally or orally in certain children. FEVER CAUSESInfection is the most common cause of fever in children.
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Common viral and bacterial illnesses like colds, gastroenteritis, ear infections, croup, bronchiolitis, and urinary tract infections are the most likely illnesses to cause fever. See "Patient education: The common cold in children (Beyond the Basics)" and "Patient education: Nausea and vomiting in infants and children (Beyond the Basics)" and "Patient education: Ear infections (otitis media) in children (Beyond the Basics)" and "Patient education: Croup in infants and children (Beyond the Basics)" and "Patient education: Bronchiolitis (and RSV) in infants and children (Beyond the Basics)" and "Patient education: Urinary tract infections in children (Beyond the Basics)".)There is little or no scientific evidence to support the widespread belief that teething causes fever. Although it is difficult to disprove this notion completely, alternative causes of fever should always be sought and temperatures above 1.
F (3. 8. 9°C) should never be attributed to teething. Bundling a child who is less than three months old in too many clothes or blankets can increase the child's temperature slightly. However, a rectal temperature of 1.
F (3. 8. 5°C) or greater is not likely to be related to bundling and should be evaluated. See 'Evaluation recommended' below.)Some childhood immunizations can cause fever. Lesson Plans For Special Needs Adults.
The timing of the fever varies, depending upon which vaccination was given. See "Patient education: Vaccines for infants and children age 0 to 6 years (Beyond the Basics)".)HOW DO I MEASURE MY CHILD'S TEMPERATURE? The best way to measure a child's temperature depends upon several factors.
In all children, a rectal temperature is the most accurate. However, it is possible to accurately measure the temperature in the mouth (for children older than four or five years) when the proper technique is used. Temperatures measured in the armpit are less accurate but may be useful as a first test in an infant who is younger than three months or an older child who cannot hold the thermometer under his or her tongue. If the armpit temperature is over 9. F (3. 7. 2°C), the rectal temperature should be measured. Books On Reactive Attachment Disorder In Adults. Temperatures measured in the ear or on the forehead also are less accurate than temperatures measured rectally or orally and may need to be confirmed by one of these methods.
It is not accurate to measure a child's temperature by feeling the child's skin. This is called a tactile temperature, and it is highly dependent upon the temperature of the person who is feeling the child's skin. Glass versus digital thermometers — Digital thermometers are inexpensive, widely available, and the most accurate way to measure temperature. A variety of styles are available.
Glass thermometers that contain mercury are not recommended due to the potential risks of exposure to mercury (which is toxic) if the thermometer is broken. If a digital thermometer is not available, be sure to carefully "shake down" the glass thermometer before use. Instructions for disposing of thermometers that contain mercury are available online (www. Other types of thermometers are available, including plastic strip and pacifier thermometers. However, these are not as accurate as digital thermometers and are not recommended. Rectal temperature●The child or infant should lie down on his or her stomach across an adult's lap.●Apply a small amount of petroleum jelly (eg, Vaseline) to the end of the thermometer.●Gently insert the thermometer into the child's anus until the silver tip of the thermometer is not visible (1/4 to 1/2 inch inside the anus) (figure 1).●Hold the thermometer in place. A glass thermometer requires two minutes, while most digital thermometers need less than one minute.
Oral temperature — Do not measure the temperature in a child's mouth if he or she has consumed a hot or cold food or drink in the last 3.