You will need
- -fever drops or syrups;
- a bath with cool water;
- -antipyretic candles;
- -anesthetic gel to the teeth;
- -child a sedative (if necessary).
To quickly bring down the high temperature in a child older than one year, give him paracetamol (acetaminophen). This is the safest antipyretic for today. Applying it at a dose of 10-15 mg/kg of body weight in the solution inside, you will reduce the temperature of the body, approximately 1-1. 5°C. For reducing the temperature of the infant can also use a drop of tylenol or antipyretic candles, for example, the calpol. Remember, candles can be used no more than three days in a row. After 6 months you can use motrin, and Nurofen (drops). Nurofen is very sweet and you can give it to a child without difficulty.
Dial a warm bath, the water temperature should be almost cool. Lower baby into the water. To take a bath it needs a few minutes, if you "overdo" it and it will start to freeze the temperature to rise even more. Constantly let's drink a little room temperature water, very young children can be served regidron or Pedialyte.
In order that the child endured the temperature a little easier, keep his head cool, his forehead and the back of the head with a wet cloth. Don't forget to numb the gums with special creams and gels, if necessary, give the baby and children's sedative. Do not dress baby clothes, in any case not okutyvaya and not mask off tightly. Several times a day to ventilate the room. If you use diapers, remove them and try not to wear. In that case, if the high body temperature in a child lasts more than 4-5 hours – call GP or an ambulance, because in many cases, eruption of teeth are accompanied by SARS, etc.
In no case do not give your child aspirin, because after its acceptance it may be Reye's syndrome (very high mortality). Do not RUB the baby with alcohol.
If temperatures are high for several days and be accompanied by, for example, stomach upset, cough or nausea - be sure to call on the house of the local doctor or an ambulance. Do not self-medicate if you are not sure what temperature it caused teething.
Advice 2: How to bring down the temperature of the child when teething
Eruption of teeth is a continuous process that requires great emotional cost. Few moms can rejoice that their children when this started. Drooling, sore irritated gums, insomnia – in addition, kids can torment and even high temperature.
The increase in temperature during the period of teething in children is a frequent phenomenon. If low-grade temperature of around 37 o C, you can try to do home remedies. Do not coddle the kid, don't let him overheat, remove a disposable diaper. If the room is warm enough, put it easier. If you have a baby - do not deny him the breast, if the baby is drinking water – give it plenty. You can wipe it off using lukewarm water, especially paying attention to the folds under the arms and in the groin. In any case, do not wipe the baby with vodka, rubbing alcohol or vinegar, even diluted, is the permeability of the skin of children is very high, at best she'll get skin irritation in the worst – poisoning.
If the temperature still rises and reaches alarming values above 38оС, you can not do without medical intervention. Give the child an antipyretic – paracetamol or ibuprofen (Panadol, Nurofen, Nurofen) if allowed by your pediatrician. It must be a children's form of medication – syrup or candles. Candles are more suitable the smallest and those children who may experience an allergic reaction to the fragrances or flavors, included in the syrup.
If after taking an antipyretic, the temperature is not reduced if she stays longer than 3 days is cause for seeking medical attention. The temperature during teething it is important not to confuse with more serious disease. Call the pediatrician if the fever is accompanied by runny nose, cough, vomiting or diarrhoea, if it rises above 39оС or hard is not reduced if the child is crying heavily for a long time.
Lubricate irritated gums special gel (Kalgel, Kamistad) or give the child a toy, a teether to relieve the pain and distract – the more the baby cries and freaks out, the longer it will hold temperature. And, of course, stay calm yourself. Teething is a difficult time but it will pass.