If a child experiences a prolonged fever, the symptoms that appear usually include the following:
- temperatures above 38ºC in children, or above 37.5ºC in infants
- sweating profusely
- body feels hot and cold
- body or joint pain
- sore throat
- red rash on the skin
- clogged nose
Should You Worry If Your Child’s Fever Doesn’t Go Down?
Not all fevers are dangerous.
If your child has the following behaviors or symptoms, you should not worry too much:
- Body temperature is less than 38°C.
- The little one stays cheerful and plays actively.
- The child’s appetite is good.
- Your child drinks lots of water.
- Your baby’s skin color remains normal.
- The child’s condition improves when the fever goes down.
Even though the child’s fever does not go down but they show the characteristics above, it is likely that there is no serious problem. Give your child plenty of water and nutritious food to speed up their recovery. And if necessary, give them medication according to their symptoms.