You can use the following thermometers to check for a fever:
Each method may produce slight variations in temperature measurement.
The recommended treatment for a fever depends on your symptoms. For less severe fevers, your doctor may not recommend any treatment. Once the immune system fights off the infection, the fever should subside naturally.
If your young infant has a fever, your doctor may recommend admitting your baby to the hospital for testing and treatment.
If your child is above 12 months old, you can give them medications such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. These medications can temporarily reduce fever symptoms and make your child more comfortable.
Seek medical attention if your child's body temperature remains high even after a dose of medication or if your child displays any severe symptoms.
Do not give your child any more medication until you see the doctor.
If your fever exceeds 39.4°C, your doctor may:
They may also order blood tests or a chest X-ray if they want to identify the cause of your fever.
To promote your child's recovery at home, you should: