Does the baby have a fever? Maybe it’s not a bad thing

Baby fever is an inevitable problem for every mother in the process of child-rearing. There is a folk saying [there is no child who grows up without fever], [the child has a fever and grows up once a time], and the simple saying contains two meanings: first, the child has a fever that is very common; Second, it is not necessarily a bad thing for a child to have a fever.

This is quite reasonable, but having said that, as a mother, it is hard to avoid worrying about her child’s fever.

Of course, some anxiety is also human nature, but in the face of fever, mothers should learn to deal with it calmly and give their babies more care and care than usual.

Only when we know more about fever can we give our baby better care and care. Let’s learn about all aspects of fever together with Dr. Ou.

What is the normal body temperature of the child?

The child’s normal body temperature (axillary temperature) fluctuates between 36 ℃ and 37.3 ℃. Pay attention to the word [fluctuation], which means that the child’s normal body temperature is not at a fixed value.

The child’s body temperature may rise slightly after feeding or exercising. As long as the child is in a good mental state, looks happy, has no what discomfort, and the body temperature can drop after a rest, the occasional body temperature [exceeding the standard] is not abnormal and cannot be counted as a fever.

Do you have trouble when you have a fever?

Fever is not always a bad thing.

In the eyes of pediatricians, fever is usually only a normal protective reaction after the human body is invaded by viruses and bacteria or is vaccinated. At this time, fever will not cause serious impact on the body, but will help improve the body’s ability to resist pathogenic bacteria and help children recover from the disease.

For parents, When the child has a fever, especially when the body temperature is relatively high, Parents often naturally think that their children’s illness is especially serious or must need urgent treatment. Some parents mistakenly think that fever will [burn pneumonia] [burn brain]. In fact, these concepts have no scientific basis, but are just misunderstandings caused by long-term lack of understanding of pneumonia and encephalitis by non-medical personnel and erroneous information.

The higher the temperature, the more serious the problem?

Before answering this question, let’s look at the classification of fever according to body temperature: