The temperature of the child in the summer
Temperature rise is one of the first signs of a large number of diseases. We used to encounter with increasing temperature mostly in the cold season, but increased the temperature of the child in the summer is not an uncommon phenomenon. Why child can rise in the summer temperature?
The risk of getting colds, tonsillitis or pharyngitis in the summertime is not much lower than at any other time of the year. In summer, the immunity of the child does not become high by itself: the child's immune system needs to be strengthened. otherwise he risks falling ill no matter what the weather is on the street.
Summer simply SuperCool. prolonged swimming in water, cold drinks, ice cream, air conditioning - all this can lead to respiratory diseases, which are accompanied, among other things, by fever. Also in the summer, a child can become infected with virtually any infection, from measles to chickenpox, and any infection is accompanied by fever.
Often children get sick in the first days at the resort. when all the forces of the body are directed to acclimatization, and the organism is no longer able to fight the virus. The risk of getting sick is increased if the climate in the resort is different from that to which the child is accustomed at home. Therefore, it is better not to carry small children to exotic countries.
If fever in a child in the summer due to this infection, you need to follow General recommendations. subfebrile temperature is impossible, and for knocking down the high temperature you need to use only special medicines designed for children.
For prevention of infectious diseases in summer be sure that the child is not bathed too long in the water. Do not let the baby drink ice-cold drinks (cool), make sure it is not abused ice cream. Dress your baby need for the weather: not too easy, but to coddle it should not be.
However, the increase in child's temperature in the summer can be a sign not only of infections that hit the body from hypothermia, but completely opposite problem overheating and even heat stroke. Overheating and heat stroke in a child can be accompanied not only by fever, but also by reddening of the skin, profuse sweating, headache, lethargy, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting.
In this case, an urgent need to render first aid. to move it into the shade, remove excess clothing, give to drink plenty of liquids (if the child is conscious), wash with cool water or make a cool compress. If unconscious, need to give a sniff cotton wool soaked with ammonia. And don't forget to call "Ambulance"!
To avoid overheating followed by thermal shock. you need to dress your baby in light clothing made of natural fabrics, also the child needs a hat. You should also take a walk on the water and regularly give your child to drink — this will help to avoid dehydration. The child should not stay out of the sun in the afternoon (from about 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.), this time to play better in the shade.
Also fever can be a symptom of poisoning or intestinal infection. that summer is not uncommon: bathing in dirty pools, eating raw water or poorly washed fruits and vegetables - all this can lead to problems with the gastrointestinal tract. In this case, the fever will be accompanied by pain in the abdomen, lethargy and weakness, a loose stool, vomiting. In this case, you urgently need to call a doctor: it is difficult to distinguish between ordinary food poisoning from an acute intestinal infection. And while the doctor is going, provide the child with peace and plenty of drink to make up for the loss of fluids. To reduce the temperature, you can use rubbing with water and alcohol.
So, if the summer of your child has had the fever, there may be several reasons. If the temperature is below 38.5 degrees, down is not necessary. If the above — use antipyretics, designed specifically for children, and strictly follow the dosage. In any case, you need to call the doctor. he will accurately determine the cause of the fever in the child and prescribe the appropriate treatment. But self-medication can not be done.