How To: Recognize and treat the 5 C's of a fever in children

Recognize and treat the 5 C's of a fever in children

Dr. Chris Steele guides us through how to find the 5 Cs of a sick child. When you have a child who is running a fever, it's important to remember not to heat up your home and wrap them in a ton of blankets. This is the worst thing you can do because you're increasing the warmth around them, which is going to increase their brain and body temperature. If your child has a fever, remember to cool them. Cool their room, cool a wash cloth to place on them, cool drinks, cool ice cream, and cool bedding are the five important Cs to remember. Next time your child is running a temperature, remember to keep it cool instead of heating them up and increasing their chances of further illness.

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