What can you do if your child has a high temperature?

Apart from staying calm and reassuring your child that he or she will feel better soon, here are some other things that you can do for your child to help offer him some relief.

Check temperature

If you suspect that your child has a high temperature but are not fully sure, check by taking his or her temperature. It is thus always advisable to keep a good quality thermometer at home.

If your child does have a high temperature, try to keep him or her as comfortable as possible.


Keep your child cool by removing any excess clothes or attire that he may be wearing.

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Ensure that the room your child is in, is also cool and at a comfortable temperature. Open the window or adjust the room temperature if you have a heating/ cooling device at home.


Give your child fluids (water or milk) to help keep him cool and hydrated. It will also help to prevent dehydration.

Seek medical attention

Take your child to the doctor if his or her temperature does not subside. Always check with the doctor before giving your child any medication.

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