The average body temperature should be between 35°C and 37°C. A fever is considered to be occurring when the temperature reaches 37.8°C.
Fevers can happen if your child has a cold or the flu or even after receiving a vaccination. If your child develops a fever, keep an eye out for the following common symptoms:
- Restless during the night
- Cool hands and feet with hot forehead, tummy and back.
- Loss of appetite.
- Hot and flushed all over
Fevers can be regulated by keeping your child in a cool environment and cold compresses. If the fever persists, age-appropriate fever-reducing medication can be used.
If your child’s temperature reaches 38.6°C you are advised to seek medical help.