Fevers 101by Allison Hutton
When your baby has a fever, the first question you may ask yourself is "What can I do to make it go away?"
Surprisingly, fever has a role in getting rid of whatever illness your child has. The purpose of a fever is to elevate the body temperature enough to kill off the invading bacteria or virus within the body.
Thomas Whalen, a Family Practitioner in Pennsylvania offers the following advice:"If your baby is running a fever over 100 degrees, offer her doses of Infant's Tylenol or Advil every four hours, or as your pediatrician advices.
Remember to keep your baby comfortable, but not too cool, as this will cause the body temperature to rise even further. If, at any time, you are concerned, or feel that something just "isn't right," call your doctor.
Allison is a contributing editor for Baby Corner as well Editor of Pregnancy after Miscarriage at Suite 101. Visit her webpage at http://www.geocities.com/allies_girl/
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