A rapid rise in temperature to 40oC or higher can cause convulsions. A fever emergency is when the body temperature, taken in the armpit, is:
38oC or higher for an infant / baby
40oC or higher for a child / adult
Advise the parent or caregiver to call the doctor immediately and follow his advice.
If the casualty has a convulsion DO NOT restrain them. Instead:
DO NOT give children or teenagers Aspirin ® or Disprin ® as it can cause Reye’s Syndrome which is a life-threatening condition.
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