High Temperatures in Babies
If your baby or child looks hot and flushed and is running a high temperature, there are steps you can take to help them recover.
- Check their temperature - if it is over 37C it is considered high. The child or infant may look hot and flushed and may also sweat. Sometimes extremely high temperatures can cause seizures in a baby or young child (twitching and clenched fists are signs of this).
- If they have a high temperature, remove any blankets and clothing to cool them down.
- You can give them paracetemol-based medicine over the age of three months, but always read the guidelines and dose limits on the bottle first.
- If symptoms continue you should seek medical advice or take them to the hospital.