Toddler Fever Symptoms: How To Bring Down Fever in Toddlers

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.

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Also, your child’s body will be hotter after running around, than after waking from sleep.

Signs of fever in toddlers

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.

Symptoms of fever in toddlers

Some babies may continue playing and feeding normally even with fever. You will realize if your child is seriously ill by other symptoms.

  • But the situation is more alarming if along with fever your child has other symptoms like a flushed skin, extreme irritability, loss of energy, cough, difficulty in breathing, spots on the skin, diarrhea or vomiting. Sometimes, even a slight rise in body temperature causes a baby to feel listless. This indicates some serious problem.
  • Some young children and babies suffer febrile seizures caused by fever. The baby may drool, roll his eyes and vomit. The limbs become stiff, and the body jerks and twitches spasmodically. Most seizures of this kind are harmless, and usually do not occur after a child has crossed 6 years of age. However, it looks terrifying and it is best to consult your doctor immediately.
  • While vomiting or diarrhea may indicate abdominal infection, a headache and vomiting also indicates a serious infection like meningitis.
  • High temperatures also tend to dehydrate the body, resulting in constipation.

How to bring down toddler fever

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.

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