Viral Fever in KIDS

All of us at some point in time have dealt with fever, and have also come across the term Viral Fever. 98.6 (37) is considered as a normal body temperature. Anything a degree above this is considered as Fever and a Viral Fever is anything that is caused due to viruses or other bacterial infections.

Viral Fever Symptoms in Kids

  • Chills
  • Sweating/Dehydration
  • High Body temperature
  • Running nose, Nasal and Chest Congestion
  • Weakness and Loss of Appetite

However, the symptoms of viral fever in kids may be similar to those of any other major illness, which is why it is important to know the difference between viral fever and normal fever

Causes Of Viral Fever

Unhealthy Food Habits: These days people are more prone to having junk food or prefer having a meal outside and fail to understand the fact that most of such foods could be contaminated with viruses or other bacteria. Intake of such contaminated foods is one of the leading viral infection causes and can result in viral fever in kids and adults.

Insect Bites: If a person has an insect bite he is more prone to developing a viral fever as insects and other animals are mostly contaminated with viruses. Dengue, malaria, rabies are common examples of diseases caused by virus. It is important that you consult with a child specialist or pediatric doctor to avoid further complications.

Inhalation and bodily fluids: When a person affected with a viral infection coughs or sneezes near you, you are more prone to inhale the contaminated water droplets containing virus. Flu and cold are some infections caused due to this. Also, if a person comes in contact with the bodily fluids of someone who is virally infected, this can transfer the illness.

Viral Fever Diagnosis

For a Viral Fever Treatment, our pediatric doctor would first speak to you about the symptoms you are facing and also, they may suggest you to take blood samples to rule out a bacterial infection.

Viral Fever Treatment

we will closely examine you on the basis of your symptoms and would prescribe medication to provide relief from the symptoms. Not only they will help you with your disease but will also advise you to follow a proper lifestyle in order to stay healthy and fit by providing you with a viral fever diet, exercises etc.


Children and diarrhoea: Recognizing Dehydration

Dehydration is one of the most worrisome complications of diarrhea in children. Mild diarrhea usually doesn't cause significant fluid loss, but moderate or severe diarrhea can.

Severe dehydration is dangerous; it can cause seizures, brain damage, even death. Know the signs of dehydration. Call your doctor if your child has:

  • Dizziness and light-headedness
  • Dry, sticky mouth
  • Dark yellow urine, or very little or no urine
  • Few or no tears when crying
  • Cool, dry skin
  • Lack of energy


The most common cause of vomiting in children and babies is gastroenteritis. This is an infection of the gut usually caused by a virus or bacteria, which also causes diarrhoea. The symptoms can be unpleasant but your child will usually start to feel better after a few days.

    Causes of vomiting in babies
  • gastroenteritis
  • a food allergy or milk intolerance
  • gastro-oesophageal reflux – where stomach contents escape back up the gullet
  • too big a hole in the bottle teat, which causes your baby to swallow too much milk
  • accidentally swallowing something poisonous


Your child can catch dengue fever by being bitten by infected Aedes mosquitoes that live in many popular tourist destinations, including the Pacific islands and Southeast Asia.

There are different types of the virus that cause dengue fever. This means your child can get dengue fever more than once if they get a different type. This is because infection by one type does not protect against the other types.


Signs and symptoms of malaria are similar to flu symptoms. They include:

  • Fever and sweating.
  • Chills that shake your whole body.
  • Headache and muscle aches.
  • Fatigue.
  • Chest pain, breathing problems and cough.
  • Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

As malaria gets worse, it can cause anemia and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes).

The most severe form of malaria, which may progress to a coma, is known as cerebral malaria. This type represents about 15% of deaths in children and nearly 20% of adult deaths.


Typhoid fever gets its name from a high fever that can last for weeks if left untreated. It often gets progressively worse over a few days.

Other symptoms of typhoid fever include:

  • Headache.
  • Chills.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Stomach (abdominal) pain.
  • “Rose spots” rash, or faint pink spots, usually on your chest or stomach.
  • Cough.
  • Muscle aches.
  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Diarrhea or constipation.