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April 26, 2011
ANNOUNCER:ACCORDING TO A CLINICAL REPORT ON FEVER PHOBIA ISSUED BY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, PARENTS ARE CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT TO DO WHEN THEIR CHILD HAS FEVER. PEDIATRICIAN, AUTHOR AND PARENTING EXPERT DOCTOR LAURA JANA HAS SOME ADVICE.
DR. LAURA JANA:“It’s understandable to be concerned when your child has a fever, but fever is not inherently dangerous. In fact, it can serve a very useful purpose in helping the body fight infection. While it’s important to make sure to monitor a child’s temperature, treating with fever reducing medications needs to be a balance between keeping you child comfortable while at the same time letting fever do its job. During the first few months, rectal thermometers are recommended for taking a newborns’ temperature. Other types of thermometers, including temporal artery thermometers, are also accurate and readily available for taking the temperature of older infants and children. Many parents, child care providers, and pediatricians alike choose to use temporal artery thermometers because of their added convenience. All they require for an accurate reading is a swipe of the scanner across a child’s forehead.”
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