Mission First Aid – Fever – Dr Sivaranjani’s Easy Health

Mission First Aid – Fever – Dr Sivaranjani’s Easy Health


So in this video we will be discussing about
fever and fever is one very very very common
complaint: be it a child or be it an adult. First thing is just bring the temperature down so
that the person starts becoming more comfortable and the other thing is when there is fever some
children especially below 6 years of age they can
throw seizures. So it is very important that we keep the
temperature under control. So how do we do it? You can sponge with Luke warm water. Many times
people splash cold water on the person having
high fever; it is not recommended. Sometimes that itself can precipitate a seizure
in a child. Sponge with Luke warm water. Always every year please get the dose of
paracetamol written by your doctor so that when you are at home and your child is
having fever you know what dose to give. At that time don’t panic and give overdose or
under dose; give the right dose and have the
prescription with you ready and the medicine which is imperative that you check the expiry
date before you administer the medicine. So our aim is to bring the temperature down so
that the child becomes comfortable and there is
no risk of seizure; especially in younger kids and what is the next
step? Yes! Okay. You have brought the fever under
control. Do you need to wait to meet the doctor
and then give the fever medicine? Not at all, you have to give the fever medicine
and then reach out to the doctor. Why do I need to meet the doctor for fever? If it is light fever and you are very clear that
it is just the seasonal light fever, light cold,
cough. Okay you can manage it at home by giving
paracetamol controlling the temperature and
giving plenty of liquids, lots of liquids. It is very important to give more liquids during
episodes of fever but we should know the cause
for fever. If the child has high fever and you are very sure
that it is not the usual fever which will go off
in 2-3 days. It is a must that you meet the doctor because the
fever may be because of some severe infection in
the body, it may be because of some other causes which need
to be immediately addressed So reach out to the doctor but before that take
care of the temperature, give good liquids and
then reach out to the doctor. So whether it is a child or an adult – fever
control, good liquid intake and reaching out to
the doctor especially if the fever is high or the person is
sick is very important. With this we will conclude today’s discussion on
fever. Please feel free to leave your comments in the
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