In the cool summer days, the weather is hot, parents are used to taking their baby to stay in the air-conditioned room for summer. As everyone knows, many babies have a fever because of “cold and hot”. As soon as the baby has a fever, what do parents do? Cover sweat to reduce fever? Take antipyretic medicine? Take a hot bath? Or go to the doctor directly? There are various ways to reduce fever, and parents are also very easy to go into the misunderstanding of reducing fever. Once fall into the antipyretic misunderstanding, often easy to cause the opposite effect!
1. Cover sweat to reduce fever
The common people have a local prescription: sweating with a quilt after catching a cold. Sometimes it works for adults, but not for babies.
Cause analysis: the baby’s limbs lack of blood supply, nervous system development is not perfect, if it is wrapped too tightly, it can not heat, at the same time lead to dehydration, metabolic acidosis, more serious will cause cerebral hypoxia. Clinically, there is a kind of disease that belongs to children – “Mongolian quilt syndrome”.
When a child has a fever, don’t put on too much clothes, and don’t cover too much quilt, so as to ensure that the body can fully dissipate heat; at the same time, pay attention to keep the baby’s hands and feet warm.
2. Take antipyretic as soon as you have a fever
Many mothers think that fever is a bad thing, can not see the baby fever. In fact, fever is an immune protective reaction produced by the immune system to resist infection.
Cause analysis: studies have shown that various immune functions in the body at the time of fever are better than those at normal temperature. These immune functions can inhibit the growth and reproduction of pathogens, which is conducive to rehabilitation. If the drug is used to reduce the temperature too early, it will not only have the side effects of the antipyretic itself, but also bruise the body’s natural defense ability and prolong the course of disease. It may also cover up the symptoms due to antipyretic, making the diagnosis of the primary disease difficult and delaying the treatment.
If the child’s temperature doesn’t drop obviously after taking the antipyretic, don’t immediately take another antipyretic or replace other antipyretic; generally, take another antipyretic after an interval of 4-6 hours. At the same time, pay attention to give the child water, in order to help cool down.
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