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How should I treat my toddler’s fever?

Once you have established your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control.
  • Move your toddler to a cooler environment.
  • Give your child cool drinks. This will also prevent dehydration.
  • Remove excess clothing.
  • Cold compress.
If the temperature persists or rises after you’ve tried these measures or their temperature has increased, you can give your child an age-appropriate medicine to reduce their fever. This will make your toddler more comfortable and reduce the chances of seizures caused by high temperature (known as a febrile convulsion).
 
A recent study found ibuprofen gave fever relief for up to eight hours, while paracetamol worked for six hours. Ibuprofen has also been found to reduce fevers more effectively than paracetamol in cases where the body’s temperature has been higher than 39.2°C.
 
Speak to a pharmacist if you're unsure about which medicine to give your toddler.

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Once you have established your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control
If your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control.
The average body temperature should be between 35°C and 37°C.
 
While a fever can be treated, it's important to keep in mind that fevers are usually the symptom of an illness and not the illness itself.
A body’s temperature is controlled by a part of the brain called the hypothalamus.
 
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