Fever is one of the most common reasons why parents go to the doctor with their child. The fever also increases the parents’ concern. Toddlers tolerate a high fever temperature surprisingly well, but the fever should be lowered if you notice that your child is increasingly exhausted.
When do we talk about fever in children?
Fever only occurs when the body temperature rises above 38 degrees Celsius (measured in the rectum). High fever is reached from a temperature of 39.5 degrees. Fever is a defence reaction of your child’s immune system to fight pathogens. The body of small children reacts more frequently with fever than the body of adults. Parents should be aware, however, if the fever child already suffers from a high temperature in the morning or if calf compresses simply do not help. You should familiarise yourself with the correct calf compress technique before use.