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age need to be seen by a health-careprofessional if their temperature ishigher than 38°C or 100.4°F , even ifthey have no other signs of infection.Fever is just one sign of illness ininfants, so parents can also look forchanges to their sleep (not sleeping ortoo sleepy) and feeding (not feedingas usual or they have diarrhea or arevomiting). Other signs of illness are ifyour baby is crying more or is unableto settle. Babies have delicate anddeveloping immune systems, are moreprone to serious infections and canquickly become sicker.
Teething kids are more likely toget fevers because new teeth breakthrough the gums, creating a chancefor bacteria and viruses to get into thebody. Teething alone does not causefever, says Lewis.
Trust yourself: you know yourchild best. If you’re concernedabout your child’s temperature andbehaviour, call Health Link Alberta1-866-408-5465 (LINK), or visitMyHealth.Alberta.ca.
— Amy SawchenkoHow to take your child’stemperatureThe safest way to take your child’stemperature is under the arm with adigital thermometer.
1. Wash thermometer with warm,soapy water and rinse with coolwater
2. Loosen clothing to waist
3. Place tip of thermometer in thecentre of the armpit, holdinghorizontally
4. Tuck child’s arm snug against body
5. Leave for one minute until you hearthe beep, then remove
6. Read and record temperature andtime taken
7. Clean, dry and store thermometer