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 Febrile seizures, Heat stroke, delirium all due to fever, need rapid lowering of fever by bath or sponging

 

  

Prevent dehydration at all costs as, it may require intravenous fluids

 

 Tips

 

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High fever with delirium-Give bath, sponging

 

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Febrile seizures.( fits due to any fever in children less than 5 yrs)-Lower fever with bath , sponging. Do not give any thing orally. Clean mouth of secretions, prevent tongue biting by inserting cloth on side. Call doctor. Give 'campose'-diazepam,  per rectally if already trained by doctor.

 

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Unconscious patient: Nil orally, maintain airway, call doctor.

 

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Dehydration with fever: Give ORS (Oral rehydration therapy) if no vomiting, immediately seek medical help if vomiting also present.

 

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Hemorrhagic rashes .Do not panic, report to doctor immediately.

 

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Bleeding from nose due to high fever. Press nasal septum for 10 minutes, Breathe through mouth and spit out any blood through mouth. Control fever simultaneously.

 

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