Even though it is not a disease, you must know the changes that occur in your baby, whether it is a mild fever or a serious one that requires medical treatment. In general, you can find out your baby’s fever by using thermometer, if your baby’s body temperature exceeds 39 degrees Celsius accompanied by the condition of your baby’s body that is weak, inactive and accompanied by changes that occur in his physical then you must immediately take him to the doctor. In addition to the medicines recommended by your doctor, you can do home care for babies who have fever.
Here are tips for caring for a feverish baby:
1. Increase breastfeeding
Fever that occurs in infants is very difficult to identify whether a fever is normal or a fever that indicates an abnormal change. One of the things that babies need during fever is nutrition and immunity, while breast milk contains nutrients and natural immunity for your baby. other than that breastfeeding will increase the urge to urinate in the baby which can relieve fever because the fluids are quickly replaced.
2. Compress your baby with water
In lowering body temperature, you should use a water compress instead of using alcohol. You can put the compress on your baby’s forehead using a small towel using warm water. For those of you who are going to do how to compress, you should use warm water that is not much different from your baby’s body temperature because it is feared that if it is too cold it will cause the baby’s body to shiver, you can compress for 30 minutes.
3. You can use a humidifier
A humadifier is a device that will help in your baby’s nasal congestion. Humidifiers can be purchased at the nearest pharmacy, but you should be careful in using them and don’t be too close to your baby, especially if it’s done all day.
The help from the sun will help in curing a yellow baby as well as a cold or cough. The trick is to bask in the sun (below 10 in the morning) in the first step is to leave the chest exposed to the sun then the back is accompanied by wiping and done for 5-10 minutes. You don’t have to take off your baby’s clothes when doing it.
5. Avoid wearing tight and thick clothing
Using thick and tight clothes will make your baby dehydrated. You should use your baby’s clothes that can absorb sweat from cotton. If your baby has a history step You should be prepared with anti-seizure and fever-reducing drugs according to a doctor’s prescription.