- 請勿輪流使用acetaminophen以及ibuprofen退燒 (譯註:只採用其中一種退燒。六個月以下請勿使用ibuprofen)
GUIDE FOR PARENTS:
A brief but important talk on a “hot topic": Your child’s fever
- Fever is the body’s natural way of fighting infection. It stimulates the immune system, and bacteria and viruses do not grow well in elevated temperatures.
- Fever is a sign of illness, not a disease.
- In some children, fever can be associated with a seizure or dehydration, but fever will not lead to brain damage or death.
- Do not alternate acetaminophen and ibuprofen to treat fever.
When to call the doctor
Fever itself will not harm your child and does not necessarily require treatment. But you should call the pediatrician if:
- Your child is under 3 months of age and has a rectal temperature of 38 Degrees C (100.4 Degrees F) or higher.
- Your child is lethargic or irritable.
- Fever has been present for longer than three days.
- Your child also has symptoms such as sore throat, ear pain, abdominal pain, or pain when urinating.
- Your child is drinking less fluid than usual and has had fewer than four wet diapers in the past 24 hours or two urinations during waking hours.
- You are worried that your child is less active than normal or is having trouble breathing, whether or not he (she) has a fever.