As we head into cold and flu season, I’m partnering with Braun to share information about pediatric fever.
When your child has a fever, it can be scary. In fact, according to a recent survey of 1000 moms conducted by Braun, fever is the number one concern among Gen X and Millennial moms when caring for their sick children.
For me, the feeling of “not being in control” is what is scariest when your child is sick! However, the Braun survey shows that taking a child’s temperature quickly eases those concerns by making moms feel informed, responsible, prepared and in control. Once you know the severity of a fever, you can make an informed decision about the next steps.
Fever itself isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Fever is a sign that the body is fighting an infection, and an elevated temperature makes the body uninhabitable for certain temperature sensitive bacteria and viruses. (Source: Scientific American)
However, fever in infants and young children should be closely monitored, as it can lead to dehydration, discomfort, or be a sign of a more serious condition.
Pediatric Fever — At what temperature should you call the doctor?
- 100.4°F — Under 3 months old
- 101°F — 3-6 months old –
- 102°F — 6 months or older AND exhibits these symptoms: a cough, a sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue, and diarrhea.
- 103°F — 6 months or older
How to accurately measure a child’s temperature
The ear canal is the best site to measure a fever because of its close proximity to the eardrum, which shares the blood supply of the brain’s temperature control center. The Braun ThermoScan® Ear thermometer is the number one brand among pediatricians and moms.
Braun’s exclusive pre-warming tip technology is designed for comfort while measuring, and provides an accurate reading in seconds. A positioning system uses a light and beep to let you know that your ear tip is properly placed.
If measuring in your child’s ear is tricky when they’re not feeling well, Braun’s got you covered!
Personally, I love the Braun No Touch + forehead thermometer because you get the same professional accuracy by gently touching your child’s forehead. It is even sensitive enough to take a temperature reading from up to two inches away or while they’re sleeping! I wish I’d discovered it years ago because this is the easiest thermometer I’ve ever tried!
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Even if the fever is gone, these warning signs should not be ignored
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers the following guidelines of when to call the doctor, even if a fever goes down:
- Your child still “acts sick”
- Your child’s condition appears to worsen.
- Fever lasts longer than 24 hours (2 years or younger) or 3 days (2 years of age or older).
Enter to win 2 Braun thermometers and a $50 Amazon gift card
For a chance to win two Braun thermometers and a $50 Amazon gift card to help round out your flu survival kit:
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YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Keep your family feeling well with this immunity-boosting Chicken Miso Soup! It’s kid-approved, hearty, and full of nutrients!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Braun. The opinions and text are all mine.
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