Prick from temperature: is it worth doing it, how and when to do it, how to calculate the dose to a child?
Virtually every publication, including Dr. Komarovsky, says that a rise in temperature is a normal reaction of the body. It is necessary for a virus or another microbe to die faster in conditions of more “heated” blood, because many of them do not tolerate high temperature. In addition, it is during an increase in body temperature that certain enzymes and chemicals that are needed to fight infection are included in the work. The conclusion is simple: if the temperature rises, then the immunity works (for drug addicts and HIV-infected people, the temperature does not rise above 37.4 ° C even with severe inflammation).
When do you need an injection of temperature?
It is necessary to lower the temperature if it has risen above 38.5 ° C.It is believed that there will be no further strengthening of the immune fight, but the heart will work hard in such conditions. But there are exceptions, when it is necessary to start lowering the temperature already at 38 ° C (but not at 37.7 ° C - this prevents the body from fighting, risking to transfer the infection to a chronic, prolonged form).
When is a decrease in temperature a necessity?
- Heart diseases: arrhythmias, heart defects. Here is a shot from the temperature.(syrup or pill) must be done because the body reacts to hyperthermia (and intoxication) with rapid heartbeat. In this case, it is dangerous.
- If a child under 6 years of age has an episode of convulsions with loss of consciousness.
- With neurological diseases, especially with epilepsy.
- With some mental illnesses, when a cold with hyperthermia can cause aggravation.
How to reduce the temperature?
It is best to use the first step is not a shot from the temperature, and febrifuge syrup or pill. The effect will be better if by the age dosage of the antipyretic (Paracetamol is the best drug) you add No-silos in tablets (for children, Riabal is in syrup). Sometimes the effect may not be, if the disease is of a bacterial nature (this is determined by finger blood analysis).In this case, only antibiotics prescribed by a competent doctor will help to cope with the disease.
When can the temperature be lowered again?
Not earlier than in 6 hours. In addition, you need to look at the annotation for each drug separately. If the pill or syrup did not work at all, then you can, as an exception, make an injection of the temperatureIn 2 hours. But then the gap should be 6 hours. In addition, it is important to undress the child or adult. If he has cold feet and hands, rub it with an alcohol-water mixture (1: 1), and not panic and do not make repeated injections. Injections at high temperature(as well as tools in candles, syrups and tablets), which are often done without observing the recommended interval, will harm more than the temperature itself. There are cases when antipyretic medications taken by handfuls caused blood disorders.
When and how to make a shot of the temperature of the child?
It is best to call an ambulance for this. But if the situation, from your point of view, does not tolerate, you can do it yourself (if you have experience and knowledge in medicine). For this, you will need three ampoules, 2 syringes (one of them is insulin per 100 units), alcohol, cotton wool, an ampoule file.We collect medications with a syringe for 100 units (in 1 unit this is 0.01 ml), with a needle or with a clean needle of another syringe, or pour the contents into a sterile syringe. Spin into the upper outer quarter of the buttocks at an angle of 90 ° with clean hands and rubbed cotton with alcohol. Ass process other cotton wool with alcohol.
The calculation is as follows:
1) The drug "Analgin": 0.1 ml multiplied by the number of years of the child.