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What should you do when you have a fever

 

We can have a temperature for many reasons. A cold, the flu, a sore throat or a runny tummy can make our body temperature go up. Sometimes, we have a fever and also feel like playing. You can do it, but don’t get too excited. Stay at home with me, keeping your friend, Degree, near to you. Take the opportunity to sleep a bit more, watch television for a while, listen to the radio, read, draw pictures or play quiet games. What a pity: we won’t be able to play football.  ;-)

 

 

Even if you are not too hungry or thirsty, you should eat a bit and drink plenty of liquid. But avoid drinks which are fizzy or contain caffeine. The best is to drink water, fruit juice and soups.

 

And don’t dress warmly or cover yourself with blankets as if you lived in the North Pole. If you have a bath, try to make sure it is not too cold. The room should be ventilated.

 

Most important of all, if you have a sore throat, an earache, a sore tummy, or you feel very bad or you can’t walk, tell your parents, grandparents, teacher, babysitter or whoever is with you. Maybe you will have to see the doctor. 

When the little screen that the thermometers have on their tummies goes above the number of 40º, the doctor must be called



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