Posts Tagged ‘fever’

UK mothers stand out across Europe, favouring pain relievers as one of their first responses to child illness

Nov 23 2012

Colds and the flu are the number one infectious diseases young children have to deal with during the winter season. These infections usually come with fever, which is part of the body’s natural defence mechanism to fight against viruses and bacteria. In fact the body creates extra heat, preventing the foreign organism to survive. A child’s temperature rises and falls very quickly because the part of the human brain that controls the body temperature is not fully developed yet.
Having a sick child is stressful for any parent but in Europe mums react to child illness differently, as a new independent study on European temperature taking has revealed.

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