Home Remedies for Fever in 4 Years Old Baby

It is very natural for any parent to get overly worried about even the smallest signs of medical ailment in their baby. Though the concern may sometimes be unnecessary, it is important to take proper care of the child as the child's immune system is not developed enough to handle even mild sicknesses. Untimely care and concern could lead to major complications in the child, thus affecting his/her overall health. A fever is said to be present when the body temperature of the child is elevated to anything above 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (or 37 degrees Celsius). The fever is considered to be minor so long as it does not reach 101 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius. If the fever reaches a critical mark at anything over 103 degrees Fahrenheit and the toddler should be rushed over to a hospital as soon as possible. Some of the most common symptoms of the condition include a significant difficulty in breathing, change in the level of consciousness and a development of rashes or spots all over the skin. Some children are also known to suffer from febrile seizures when there is a rise in the body temperature and, although these are not really harmful, the primary cause of the fever needs to be treated.

Most doctors are of the opinion that any home remedies to help treat the condition should be avoided as much as possible unless the child is going through some significant amount of discomfort while at home. This opinion rises from the view that artificially reducing the temperature may, to a certain degree, impair the body's natural defense system. One of the most important steps to follow as a parent when your child is suffering from a fever is to make sure that you are physically present around the child as much as possible. You should also do as much as possible to divert the child's mind away from the pain or discomfort. You could do this by participating with your child in a game of cards or some board. As far as home remedies to help reduce baby fever go, you could try making a paste of garlic cloves and dab it on some gauze that should then be applied to the kid's feet and left overnight. Another very effective option is to prepare a mild tea with some grated ginger and add a few drops of honey in order to help enhance the taste.

answered by G M

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