The human body has a thermostat which helps us to regulate our body temperature. The normal body temperature is between 36.5°C and 37.5°C. With infection or other illnesses, various chemicals are released in our body. This resets the thermostat, resulting in fever.
Paracetamol First line of medication to be used 4 – 6 hourly.
Diclofenac Na (Voltaren suppositories)
Do not give your child:
Fever medications usually brings down the temperature by 1 - 2°C. Do not be alarmed if your child is still having a fever after the medication. Antibiotics are of no use in viral fevers.
The information on Fever in Children can be downloaded in pdf format.
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