Fever could be caused by infections like a flu or cold or an ear infection. Sometimes though, the cause of fever could be a more serious infection like meningitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Toddler's Fever symptoms could range from high temperatures to vomiting, headache or constipation.
It is normal for a parent to worry when their baby has a fever. But some parents suffer from fever panic and become alarmed at every slight rise in body temperature. Keep in mind that temperatures are higher in the afternoon and evening than in the morning.
Also, your child’s body will be hotter after running around, than after waking from sleep.
A fever is a sign that your body is fighting some infection. Taking your child’s temperature is the best way to confirm that your child has fever. A healthy child’s body temperature is between 36 to 38 degrees Celsius. Anything above this is an indication of fever.
When you touch or kiss your child’s forehead, if it feels hotter than usual, it’s fever.
Some babies may continue playing and feeding normally even with fever. You will realize if your child is seriously ill by other symptoms.
A high temperature may cause discomfort to a toddler and prevent them from eating, drinking or sleeping normally so bringing down the temperature helps immensely. The doctor will give the baby a medicine to bring down fever, while prescribing other medicine to treat the cause of the fever.
Sponging your baby with lukewarm water or bathing him/her with lukewarm water also helps to lower body temperature.
Give your toddler plenty of water to drink since it prevents constipation.