Watch for fever
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Small babies are very prone to viral infections. Most childhood viral infections are not serious and include such diverse illnesses as colds with a sore throat
, and fever with a rash
.If your baby is under 3 months old and has a temperature of 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C) or higher, call the doctor immediately. A baby this young needs to be checked for serious infection or disease.
Fevers due to viruses can last for as little as two to three days and sometime as long as two weeks. A fever caused by a bacterial infection may continue until the child is treated with an antibiotic.
Below are a few steps to keep your child safe from contracting viral infections:
If a family member is suffering from flu
, instruct him/her to maintain distance from the baby as he is very susceptible to catching such infections
Wash baby’s clothes separately
Sterilize the baby’s utensils, if any
Encourage washing of hands as often as possible and follow good hygiene habits
Continue breast feeding.
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Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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