Everyone gets a fever from time to time, and kids are no exception. The team at Montgomery Pediatrics in Cincinnati, Ohio, understands the uneasiness parents feel when their children have a fever and the uncertainties about when to seek medical care. You’re always welcome to call the office for guidance, and same-day appointments are available. Call and speak with the team at Montgomery Pediatrics for guidance today.
A fever is a critical component of your immune system, and a powerful tool your body uses to stay healthy. Most people normally have a body temperature around 98.6° Fahrenheit.
Your temperature might rise and fall a bit during the day but should remain relatively stable overall.
If your child’s body detects a threat, like an infection or illness, the body turns up your internal temperature in an effort to fight off the invading illness or infection.
Although there are numerous factors that can cause your child to develop a fever, the majority of fevers are a simple reaction to illness.
Treating a fever is actually treating the discomfort that a fever brings. If your child develops a fever, try giving them the proper dose of ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
Encourage them to drink more fluids. A lukewarm sponge bath can also help, but avoid water that’s too cold. Never use rubbing alcohol to wipe down their body.
If your child is younger than three months of age and has a fever higher than 100.4°F, call your pediatrician at Montgomery Pediatrics right away. You should also seek medical care if your child has a fever for more than a few days or suffers from frequent fevers. The team at Montgomery Pediatrics encourages parents to reach out anytime they have concerns about childhood fever or any other medical issues.
Parenthood is stressful enough, but the Montgomery Pediatrics doctors are here to provide the advice and care your child needs to thrive.
To schedule an exam, call to request an appointment today.