FEVER IN CHILDREN

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Thermoregulation in children

The thermoregulating mechanisms are immature in neonates and young infants. They mature toward the end of first year of life. Also, sweat glands develop and start functioning by 6-8 months of age. The circadian rhythm is established by the 2nd birthday and tends to be more pronounced in early childhood.

Body temperature in children tends to be higher than in adults. A decrease toward adult levels begins at 1 year and slowly declines to normal body temperature through puberty and stabilizes at 13-14 in girls and 17-18 years in boys.









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calyn 

My son fever for 6 days and nearly finish 2 bottles of paracetamol, I'm so worried. Took blood test shown viral infection. Lost, what should I do instead of just continue giving medicine only from 3 bottles increase to 9 bottles now.

banketiwari 

very educative

dom21 

My 2 year old son exoeriences periodic high fever spell associated with vomiting about every 3 weeks or so. His first episode was in Oct 2012. His doctor states it seemed like a bacterial infection but the symptoms would reoccur every 3 weeks, skipping the month of december and jan now resurfacing in february. Im worried that this seems to be happening in patterns. Could this be a sign of something more serious?

eshan 

i dunno what to do my son is 6yrs and he has fever with headache,stomach ache,chest pain and frequent cold and barking cough on geting tests done his WBC and ESR is high and gastrin level is high have given a course of antibiotics but to no relief

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