My child feels hot to touch, what should I do?

My child feels hot to touch, what should I do?image

11 May

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It is likely that your child has a fever, although they may just feel hot to touch if the weather is too warm. It is important that you measure and record your child’s temperature as your doctor will need to know how high it has been to decide how to treat your child. If your child’s temperature is higher than 37.5 C. It is important that you strip your child down to try and cool them down. You may also use tepid sponging if the fever persists or is higher than 38.5 C. To bring the temperature down, you can give a simple medication such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen according to the manufacturer’s or your doctor’s or nurse’s advice. If the fever is higher than 38.5 C or lasts more than 2-3 days, it would be important you check with your doctor in case your child needs other treatments.

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