You will need
  • thermometer;
  • – wet wipes;
  • – diapers;
  • – oilcloth;
  • – change of linen;
  • – vinegar;
  • – febrifuge;
  • spray "Aqua Maris";
  • – vasoconstrictor drops;
  • – basin with water;
  • – towel
Scientists believe that the regulation of body temperature is a great way to protect against attacks of pathogenic microorganisms. They have established that increasing it by only one degree deprives the majority of bacteria, viruses to multiply and leads to their death.
But if the forces are unequal, and the body has exhausted its thermal capabilities, bringing the body temperature to a critical point that requires urgent intervention from the outside. Due to the intense heat of the child can have seizures that can involve the heart muscle and cause heart failure.
When it comes to such a critical situation? When the thermometer shows 38 degrees in babies up to three years. In children older than three years stamina more, and they "bracket" a dangerous temperature is above 39 degrees.
But in addition to these indications of the thermometer you need to consider a number of circumstances which often complicate the child's condition. First of all, I need to track his breathing. Dangerous if it is severe, intermittent, difficulty.
We cannot allow in a breath. The child must provide a free flow of fresh air. If he is breathing only by mouth, you need to check the nasal passages, if necessary, rinse, drip vasoconstrictor drops.
Often in the heat in children vomiting. Without waiting for a possible appearance in advance is placed under the back of the child's pillow, giving it a semi-seated position. Then the vomit will not get into the respiratory tract. At the same time in this position and breathe easier.
In case of diarrhea, which is too often the case at high temperature, put on baby diapers. Prepare a change of clean underwear. You can lay under the sheets oilcloth. Next to the bed, put a basin of warm water to quickly wash away the child.
Periodically check the baby for signs of dehydration, especially if he is refusing liquids. Urination can become painful and rare, and the amount of urine is less and it is dark in color. Sometimes, the baby cries, and tears he'll have no flow. In the heat as often as possible give him plenty of water.
"Ambulance" in a number of medical sources is recommended to be called if high fever persists for more than 48 hours. Can hardly wait two days. The on-call pediatrician call immediately to avoid serious consequences of hyperthermia.
Before the arrival of the pediatrician give the sick child antipyretic drug containing paracetamol (but not aspirin!). Calculate the dose according to the instructions, based on his age and weight. Other necessary medications will be prescribed by the pediatrician.