Fever in Children
What should I do?
Review of the work
What are the diseases that commonly cause fever? What general measures should I apply in case of fever? What are the measures that I should avoid? Is using fever medication dangerous? How to prevent respiratory infections in children? In practice, what should be done? Can they bathe? When to worry? ... One of the most frequent causes of consultation with the pediatrician is the presence of fever in children and one of the most worrying warning signs for parents, grandparents and caregivers. That makes the subject important, so it is necessary to clarify concepts and solve many questions in a practical and didactic way. Fever is not a disease, but the body's response to an abnormal situation. In children, it is most often caused by an infection, so the important thing is not so much to control fever as to properly diagnose and treat it, being a very valuable sign and of some benefit to the body as an outstanding means of defense Therefore, it is essential to know the cause of lowering the temperature. As important as knowing the useful measures is knowing the useless or dangerous ones. Like everything, there is a limit up to which parents should worry and resort to consulting a pediatrician in order to avoid other consequences.
Marta Zamora Pasadas was born in Alcalá la Real, Jaén. She graduated in Nursing at the Virgen de las Nieves University School in Granada, in 2000. She worked for three years in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, where she began working in the pediatric area in Primary Care. He came to Malaga, specifically to Marbella in 2003 where he began to work in the Pediatric and Neonatology services of the Costa del Sol Hospital until today. She is the author of the books Neonatal Nursing, Care Methodology for Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing, Breastfeeding, Vaccine Update, Comprehensive Care for Pain and Mathematics for Health, all by Alcalá Training. He also coordinates the GPS collection (Psychology and Health Guides), to which the book he is holding belongs.