Is fever in a newborn always dangerous?
On top of what Hui Qun has mentioned, it is also important to note that there are 2 types of fevers that afflict babies: viral fever and bacterial fever. A viral fever occurs when the body fights off an illness caused by a virus like the flu, or the common cold. Viral fevers tend to subside within three days and antibiotics have no effect on viruses. Bacterial fever, on the other hand, occurs when the body fights off a bacterial infection like a urinary tract infection, or bacterial pneumonia. Bacterial infections are less common than viruses – and more concerning, because they can lead to serious illness if left untreated. Antibiotics are usually required. Generally, if your baby's fever lasts longer than three days, it's time to see a doctor. http://www.babycenter.com/0_fever-in-babies-7-things-you-might-not-know_10373598.bcRead more
- Tiffany Suwan
- Hi mummies, what would you do if baby is having fever and they always vomit out all the paracetamol?
Keep your baby hydrated.. as long as baby gets enough fluid...if the fever is too high...i used to give my son the bullet that is inserted in the anus because he cant hold his meds when given orally but must be prescribed by doctor ya.Anonymous