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Health authorities call on parents to be alert

Jun 23, 2011 10:53:00 AM - itnnews.lk

The children who are suffering from high temperature should be immediately taken to a qualified doctor.

The Health Authorities have informed the parents to prevent from using home remedies for high temperature considering it to be a virus flu as the danger posed by dengue fever has increased. Specialist Doctor Ratnasiri Hewage said that if a child is suffering from fever he should be taken to the nearest hospital or the family doctor. Even if the temperature subsides after taking the medicines he should not be allowed to go out and play or go to school as a short period should be spent on recuperation. The children should not be given any medicine other than what was prescribed by the doctor. If the behaviour of the child changes and vomiting or stomach ach is experienced while showing no desire for food he should be once again taken to the doctor.