Pain With Fever

Pain With Fever There are many possible causes of fever in children. We've explored some of the possible causes in more detail below. If you are concerned about your child's fever, make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as possible!

Over-the-counter paracetemol based medicines, like Panado® Paediatric Syrup, can help to control fever and manage pain in the interim. In addition, remove your child's outer clothes, lie your child down in a cool room with a free flow of fresh air or use a fan to circulate cool air over his or her skin and ensure that he or she has plenty of cool fluids to drink.

Middle Ear Infection
Middle ear infections are extremely common in babies and children aged 3 months to 3 years. Look out for signs of painful ears – kids usually complain of earache or they may tug at their ears to signal pain.
Croup
Croup is a condition in which the throat becomes swollen and narrowed due to a viral infection. Your child may have a fever and breathe noisily.
Viral Infections
Viral infections such as a cold or flu can cause a cough and runny nose. Commonly, flu causes fever too. Ensure that your child drinks plenty of fluids and do what you can to reduce his or her temperature. Keep a look out for a rash. If your child starts with a rash, call you doctor immediately.
Pharyngitis
Pharyngitis and tonsillitis are infections of the throat and tonsils respectively. Your child may experience a sore throat and some degree of pain when swallowing.
Meningitis
Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain, that is caused by infection and requires immediate medical attention. Signs and symptoms of Meningitis include a severe headache, reluctance to bend the head forward, dislike of bright lights, drowsiness or confusion and flat, dark red spots that do not fade on pressure.
Pool Safety
Pools, in which swimming lessons take place, must be properly chlorinated to reduce the risk of infection.
Gastroenteritis
This is a condition characterised by inflammation of the digestive tract and is normally caused by a viral infection. Your child may experience fever with diarrhoea and possible vomiting. It is imperative that your child keeps hydrated and call your doctor if your child has diarrhoea for more than 24 hours.
Urinary Tract Infection
If your child has a urinary tract infection then he or she may experience frequent and painful passing of urine, bedwetting or daytime wetting after being dry and offensive-smelling or cloudy urine.
Overheating
Your child may develop a temperature if he or she has been exposed to hot sunshine or high temperatures. Follow the steps described at the beginning of this article to bring down his or her temperature!
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