User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


23° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Summer Fevers

June 8, 2011, 5:10 PM by Kelli Grant

Summer Fevers
Kids seem to get sick more often in the winter, but summertime can bring its fair share of viruses and bugs too. And that can bring on a summer fever.

The younger the baby, the more important it is to get them to a doctor as their temperature rises. Doctors say many of us will be exposed to a viral infection over the summer and will develop a fever and headache. In adults it can last a day or two, but sometimes it can be tough to tell if a child has a fever or is just hot because of the outside temperature. So it's best to just follow this rule of thumb.

"Again, the younger the infant then you don't leave it to chance, the child should be seen. Older infants, young children with fevers, if a fever comes down with Tylenol or Motrin and the child is still playful, that's a child that can be watched," Pediatrician Dr. Johanna Goldfarb said.

How your child is acting is also a good gauge. If they don't seem right to you, they should probably be seen by a doctor.

In other health news, as summer kicks into full gear, parents of newborns and toddlers need to take special care to protect their kids from getting sunburn. According to a new report, the changes that lead to skin cancer may actually begin during a baby's first year, when an infant's skin is most vulnerable to burns and sun damage.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Authorities Find Body Of Missing Brookings Man

10/29/2014 8:17 PM

The search for a missing SDSU student has ended.

Full Story
14-Year-Old Dead After Being Run Over By Truck

10/25/2014 2:05 PM

A 14-year-old girl is dead after being run over in a parking lot just after 12:30 in Hartford.

Full Story
Police Empty Grain Bin In Search For Missing Brookings Man

10/28/2014 6:02 PM

Jacob Heisinger hasn't been seen since early Thursday morning. Police sent out a plea asking the public for any information on his disappearance.

Full Story | Watch
Low-Risk Traveler Being Monitored For Ebola In SD

10/27/2014 5:59 PM

South Dakota hospitals and clinics were notified last week of a person who is being monitored by the state Department of Health for signs of Ebola.

Full Story
Brookings Police Looking For Missing Man

10/27/2014 8:14 PM

The Brookings Police Department needs your help finding 26-year-old Jacob Heisinger. Heisinger was last seen around 1:40 am in the downtown Brookings ...

Full Story


Events