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WonderBaba Explains: Fighting Fever

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WonderBaba Explains: Fighting Fever

This weeks episode covers everything you need to know about fighting fever!  Did you know that you don’t always have to treat a fever in kids. Here I explain when you should medicate and when you should just keep a close eye on your child when dealing with a high temperature of childhood fever.

The Causes of Fever

I discuss the main causes of childhood fever and the warning symptoms to look out for. I also take a little time to explain some of the serious conditions that commonly occur with fever as part of the illness.  This supports parents to be knowledgeable and to help them to know what to look for.  Obviously, no generic advice is a suitable substitute for individual medical attention but knowledge is power and I hope parents feel a little better informed after listening to this episode.

The Treatment of Fever

Treating fever when your child is distressed should always be tailored to your own child’s particular circumstances and so I have links down below for the two treatment options I discuss in this episode including patient information leaflets.  I also answer the common question ‘Can I give Calpol and Nurofen together?’.

There is nothing as good as gut instinct

A parent’s gut instinct will usually keep them right! If you are in any doubt about your child’s health or you are seeing any of the warning symptoms as discussed in this episode please seek medical attention.

 

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Season 2 Partnership

I am so thrilled to be partnering with Salin plus for an entire Season packed with lots of respiratory health information! This 100% natural salt therapy device is suitable for both adults and children!  Tune in to learn more!

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I aim to support parents and appreciate every one of you who take the time from your day to learn something new along with me!  We have episodes where I explain medical conditions and offer lots of tips and advice from my perspective as a Pharmacist mum.  We also chat with experts about a whole range of medical and parenting challenges. Of course I can’t forget our little voices episodes where I chat with kids and hear things from their point of view!  I’m also extremely grateful to everyone who contributes to a real lives episode – I learn so much from these and am privileged to be able to share your story which will help people who find them in a similar situation in life.

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Author: WonderBaba Blog

My name is Sheena Mitchell and I'm a pharmacist with my own business Milltown totalhealth Pharmacy in Dublin 6. From working in the pharmacy I've realised that there are a lot of first time and experienced moms who might benefit from hints and tips from a pharmacist who can balance healthcare advice with real hands on experience from my important work as a mother of three! I hope to bring you regular advice and information and answer questions that you have! Being a mother and pharmacist are my two favorite things and I'm delighted to have this way of bringing my two worlds together! All questions and queries are gratefully received but otherwise sit back, relax, and let the solutions come to you! Check out the WonderBaba Podcast