At some point in time, we’re all going to experience some type of a fever or a child having a fever. Hi, I’m Captain Joe Bruni. What I want to talk about is how to treat the fever in the child. Basically, children experiencing fevers should have their temperature taken by some type of thermometer, either orally, rectally, or in the axillary position like under the arm. After the temperature has been taken, if it’s been determined that the child indeed has a fever, remember to keep them hydrated by giving them plenty of.
Fluids like soups, juices, or even gelatin. If this doesn’t result in fever reduction, some type of lukewarm bath can be used to bring the fever down. Place the child in water approximately one hundred and two degrees and give them sponge baths as you’re trying to obtain fever reduction. After about twenty minutes, take the child from the bath, dry them off thoroughly, and dress them warm. Again, taking the temperature to ensure fever reduction has been accomplished. I’m Captain Joe Bruni. Stay safe, and we’ll see you next time.