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Fever (includes SAM)

This is commonly caused by a “virus”. Initially, keep you child cool by removing clothing, tepid sponging, switching your fan on, and give Paracetomol every 4-6 hours. Give Ibuprofen too as long as the child does not have Asthma.

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NHS: Fever in Children

Read about causes, treatment, and when to seek urgent medical advice.

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Patient: High Temperature in Children

 

Viruses are the main cause (coughs, colds, 'flu), followed by less common Bacteria (pneumonia, urine infections, septicaemia and meningitis)

More tips on what you should do.

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Sepsis Assessment and Management (SAM)

 

Spotting sepsis and serious illness in children leaflet.

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Healthier Together

 

This website provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women, and clinical resources to support healthcare professionals – which means that your child is likely to receive consistently high-quality care, irrespective of which healthcare professional they see.