Fever in Babies – It’s Easier to Handle if Your Prepared
A parent’s toughest day is the one their child comes down ill. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time or the hundredth, that instinctual fear kicks in and you wonder if this fever or cough could be something worse. To counter that little voice of panic rising up from within, parents can arm themselves with information and supplies so that they can confidently handle any ordinary childhood illness.
Fever is often the first sign that your child may be ill. It wasn’t that long ago that glass thermometers with that little red dot of mercury were still in use. Not only were they dangerous because of the chemicals, they were also slow. Getting an accurate reading meant trying to keep a squirming child still for five minutes while begging him to keep it under his tongue without biting it. It was not an easy task and one no parent looked forward to. Maybe that’s why mothers can be seen kissing the foreheads of flushed children in vintage ads, it was a heck of a lot easier than using a bulb thermometer.
Never guess about whether or not your child has a fever. Your child could feel warm because he’s overdressed or if he’s older, because he’s been playing hard. Always use a thermometer before administering any medication. Today’s parents have digital thermometers at their disposal that can tell you in an instant if your child has a fever. While these are fine for most children, infants and toddlers who are unable to keep a thermometer under their tongue should have their temperature taken with a digital rectal thermometer (never use a rectal and oral digital thermometer interchangeably).
No matter what type of thermometer you choose, always read the package directions and warnings before use, and use it correctly. Also take the child’s temperature in the same location every time so that you can see if the numbers are rising or lowering. Don’t forget to clean all thermometers before and after use with warm water and soap or with rubbing alcohol and put them out of reach.
Fever In Babies: What’s Considered a Fever?
So you’ve taken your child’s temperature but how do you know what’s considered a fever? That’s where I look to experts. The American Academy of Pediatrics considers a baby feverish when he has a rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a reference of course, if you have any concerns about your child’s fever, always call your physician.
While fever may seem worrisome and your child may be cranky or look ill, it’s really his body’s way of fighting off infection. But that doesn’t mean he has to be miserable. But what medication should you have on hand to treat your child? Acetaminophen is among the most recommended non-prescription remedies by pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals when used for the temporary relief of mild aches, pains, and fevers in infants and children.
But He Won’t Take Liquid Medicine – What Should I Do?
But what if your child won’t take a liquid medicine? There are other options. FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories are the only national brand of acetaminophen which is given in suppository form in three strengths for kids as young as 6 months and as old 12 years old. They’re approved for fever and pain relief as outlined on their package and like all medications, use them per the package directions and heed all warnings.
But why a fever reducing suppository? They’re a must-have when your child’s fever is accompanied by vomiting or if he clamps his mouth shut and refuses to take liquid medicine. I think every parent experiences the frustration of a child spitting out medication a few times. Beyond having a mess to clean up, you’re left to worry about how medication he actually ingested.
FeverAll® can be purchased at major retailers and drugstores like Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid here in the US. Buy it before you need it so it’s on hand the next time your little one needs it Get additional information and check out the current FeverAll® coupon offer. Product Usage Guidelines: Use FeverAll® Infants’ Strength Suppositories as directed per package instructions. It is intended for children ages 6 to 36 months of age
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Use FeverAll® only as directed. If you have specific questions about fever, acetaminophen or using FeverAll®, speak with your child’s pediatrician. FeverAll® is available at major retailers and drugstores across the U.S, such as Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens. For more information and to print the current coupon offer, visit www.FeverAll.com.
This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine.