In children, fever in itself is one of the most common conditions that cause a lot of anxiety in parents. Viral fever is like any other fever that is a result of a viral infection. As the name itself indicates, viral fever is a condition that can be transmitted from one person to other. As the virus enters the body, the immune system is activated, and in an attempt to get rid of the foreign particles that are present in the body, there is an increase in the body temperature. And children are prone to viral infections more as their immune system is very weak.
Due to the change in seasons, viral fever is a very common condition. To know if your child has viral fever check if the child is having chills or severe body pains that last a long time. Following are a few symptoms that will help you find out if your child is suffering from viral fever
If your baby is below 3 months and has a fever about 100.4 Fahrenheit you should look out for immediate medical care. Sometimes it is futile to wait for other symptoms of the viral fever to show as it may not appear in the young babies. Although the viral infections are less alarming than in bacterial infections, it is very tough to distinguish between viral and bacterial fevers. Hence it is better to consult a physician rather than treating them with self-medications or with OTC medicines.
Fever is quite common among children and toddlers, especially when there is a season change. And that is the time when you should take care to boost your child’s immunity.
Following are a few ways your children can be kept away from viral infections
Many doctors would advise you to manage the symptoms of viral fever rather than getting worried about the temperature
You should take your child to the doctor if you notice any of the following:
Every child gets a fever from time to time and in most cases within a few days, they are completely back to normal. But if you are in doubt what to do when your child has fever, it’s better to take the child to the doctor. The doctor will evaluate the situation and provide the right treatment.