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Viral Fevers

 

All most many fevers are caused by viruses.
Viral fevers lasting 2 days to even 1 week are quite common in childhood.
The fever may be accompanied with cough and cold or with a transient rash, and may be confused with measles or Rubella.

At times there may be ulcers in the mouth. There may be headache, body-ache and even rigors.
All that is necessary is to keep the fever low with baby aspirin, and make the child comfortable with cool sponging.

If the fever does not come down or there is vomiting or a persistent headache, you should consult your doctor.

Antibiotics do not help in viral fevers and so to give an antibiotic as a home remedy at the first sign of fever is wrong.
An antibiotic should always be given under medical advice.

 


 
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