Recognizing Fever-Related Complications in Children

Medically Reviewed by Dr Jackie Lam (M.B.B.S. Singapore) Fevers are a common occurrence in children and are often a natural response to infections. While most fevers are benign and can be managed with proper care, it is crucial for parents and caregivers to recognize when a fever might indicate a more serious condition.  Understanding fever-related […]

How to Treat a Child with Fever at Home

little girl with fever lying in bed holding a glass of water

Medically Reviewed by Dr Welras Long (M.B.B.S, Singapore. MRCS, England) Dealing with a child’s fever can be a worrying experience for any parent or caregiver. While fever itself is not typically harmful and is often a sign that the body is fighting off an infection, it’s essential to know how to manage it safely and […]

Common Causes of Fever in Children: Differentiating Viral from Bacterial Infections

boy lying in bed with fever

Medically Reviewed by Dr Welras Long (M.B.B.S, Singapore. MRCS, England) Fever in children is a common concern for parents, often signaling an underlying infection. While fevers are typically the body’s natural response to infections, differentiating between viral and bacterial causes is crucial for appropriate treatment. In this article, we explore the common causes of fever […]

Why Are Rectal Temperatures Recommended to Check if Your Child Has a Fever?

mother looking at thermometer and her child with fever

Reviewed by Dr Welras Long, M.B.B.S (Singapore) Rectal temperature measurement is often recommended by healthcare professionals when it comes to assessing a child’s body temperature. While there are various methods available, understanding why rectal temperatures are preferred for detecting fever in children is essential. In this article, we explore the advantages of rectal temperature measurements […]