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					Ua npaws (Hmong)                                  Fever (English)

Ua npaws yog dab tsi?                             What is fever?
Ua npaws yog lub cev kub siab dua li 100.4° F     A fever is a body temperature higher than
(38° C). Nws yog ib qho kev tshwm sim mob,        100.4° F (38° C). It is a symptom, not a
tsis yog ib tug kab mob. Tus npaws muaj peev      disease. Fever can help the body fight an
xwm pab lub cev tua ib qhov kab mob. .            infection.
Ntsuas tau qhov kub hauv qab qhov tso, hauv       The temperature can be measured under
qhov ncauj, los yog hauv qhov quav, thiab sib     the arm, in the mouth, or in the rectum,
txawv me ntsis ntawm tej chaw ntawd. Yog koj      and it varies slightly in each place. If you
hu rau chaw saib xyuas mob txog qhov koj tus      call your clinic about your child’s fever,
minyuam ua npaws, hais qhia seb koj ntsuas tus    say which method you used.
kub ntawm qhov chaw twg.

Kuv yuav tu kuv tus minyuam li cas?               How should I care for my child?
Pab rau kom koj tus minyuam xis nyob. Muab ris    Keep your child comfortable.
tsho nyias rau hnav yuav pab kom koj tus          Lightweight clothes will help your child
minyuam txias mus. Yog koj tus minyuam no no,     cool down. If your child gets cold, use a
muab pam nyias rau nws vov.                       light blanket.
Muab dej ub no rau haus kom ntau kom nws lub      Give extra fluids to prevent dehydration
ces txhob sem (ua rau “qhuav dej mus”).           (getting “dried out”).
Yuav tsis pom zoo muab phuam tub dej los so       Sponging and bathing are not
thiab muab da dej xws li nws yuav ua kom tshee    recommended as they may cause
tuaj. Tshee tuaj yuav ua kom kub ntxiv. Tsis      shivering. Shivering actually increases
txhob ntub cawv cuaj caum los so: nws kuj yuav    the temperature. Do not sponge with
ntxaum raws daim tawv nqaij, ua rau muaj kev      rubbing alcohol: it may be absorbed
twv ntau yam.                                     through the skin, causing bad side effects.
Tsis tas yuav kho mob npaws txhua zaus. Qhov      Fever does not always need to be treated.
tseem ntsiab muab tshuaj rau qhov ua npaws yog    The main reason to give medicine for a
pab kom koj tus minyuam xis nyob mi ntsis. Yog    fever is to help your child feel better. If
koj tus kws khomob los yog tus nais maum loj      your doctor or nurse practitioner advises a
hais kom muab tshuaj txo npaws, nug seb yog       fever-reducing medicine, ask which one to
muab yam twg, thiab saib daim ntawv qhia nyob     use, and consult the chart on page 3.
nplooj ntawv sab 3.
Tsis txhob muab aspirin los yog yam tshuaj muaj   Do not give aspirin or aspirin-containing
aspirin xyaw rau minyuam me los yog cov tub       products to children or teens because of
ntxhais hluas vim tias ib tsam muaj mob           the risk of Reye’s syndrome (a nervous
Reye’syndrome (ib qho mob raws tej leeg).         system illness).



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Ntsuas koj tus minyuam tus kub ua ntej koj muab    Take your child’s temperature before you
tshuaj zoo npaws ntxiv. Qhov no yuav pab kom       give any more fever medicine. This will
koj paub tias qhov kub nce tuaj ntxiv, thiab zam   help you know if the temperature is rising,
txhob muab tshuaj ntxiv uas tsis tsim nyog maub.   and avoid giving medicine that is not
                                                   needed.

Thaum twg kuv mam hu rau chaw                      When should I call the clinic?
khomob?
Hu yog tias koj tus minyuam:                       Call if your child:
• qhov kub siab tshaj 100.4° F los yog siab dua    • has a temperature of 100.4° F or higher
   thiab hnub nyoog mos dua 3 hlis.                   and is younger than 3 months.
• qhov ua npaws ntev dua li 48 teev thiab hnub     • has a fever that lasts for more than 48
   nyoog loj dua li 3 lub hlis.                       hours and is older than 3 months.
• qhov kub cev tsis nqis li txawm tias muab        • has a fever that won’t come down with
   tshuaj rau tag lawm, los yog qhov kub pheej        medicine, or that keeps rising.
   nce zuj zus.
• quaj tas li los yog npau taws ntxias tsis tau.   •   is crying constantly or very fussy and
                                                       cannot be comforted.
•   nti nti thiab nkees nkees.                     •   is listless, has little energy.
•   pw tsaug zog ntau dua thiab tsa sawv nyuab     •   is sleeping more and is hard to wake up.
    nyuab.
•   caj dab mob thiab txhav txhav.                 •   has neck pain or stiffness.
•   tsis kam haus dej/noj mis.                     •   refuses to drink.
•   tso zis tsawg tshaj li ib txwm.                •   has less urine than usual.

Hu 911 yog koj tus minyuam:                        Call 911 if your child:
• ua tsis taus pa                                  •   has trouble breathing
• muaj tej thaj xiav saum tawv nqaij los yog       •   has purple spots on skin or bruising
   doog ntsuab

Lus nug?                                           Questions?
Daim ntawv no tsis cob coos rau koj tus            This sheet is not specific to your child, but
menyuam nkaus xwb, tab sis yog muab xovxwm         provides general information. If you have
thoob plaws. Yog koj muaj lus nug ab tsi, thov     any questions, please call your clinic.
hu rau nej lub chaw khomob.

Rau tej ntaub ntawv nyeem ntxiv txog qhov no       For more reading material about this and
thiab lwm yam mob/kev noj qab haus huv, thov       other health topics, please call or visit the
hu los yog mus saib ntawm Lub Chaw Loj Pab         Family Resource Center library, or visit
Tsev Neeg lub Chaw Cia Ntawv los yog mus saib      our Web site: www.childrensmn.org.
ntawm peb qhov Web site: www.childrensmn.org.


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Kuv yuav tsum muab tshuaj npaum li cas?                                                 How much medicine should I give?
Cov tshuaj no muab rau noj kom txo tus npaws thiab nyo                                  These medicines can be given to reduce fever
taus. Tham nrog koj tus kws kho mob seb yuav siv hom                                    and increase comfort. Check with your
twg. Muab qhov tshuaj ntau raws tus me nyuam qhov                                       doctor about which to use. Give the amount
nyhav yog muab tau. Yog koj tsis muaj rab teev los luj,                                 based on weight if possible. If you do not
muab qhov tshuaj raws nws lub hnub nyoog.                                               have a scale, give the amount based on age.
Cim tseg: 1 diavme = 5 ml.                                                              Note: 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.

                                                              Acetaminophen
                              (Tylenol los yog lwm hom)
                                          
                                                                             (Tylenol or another brand)
Muab txhua txhua 4 rau 6 teev raws qhov mob. (Kuj muaj cov ntsaws                       Give every 4 to 6 hours as needed. (Also available in
nram qhov quav, siv mg ntau ib yam.)                                                    suppositories; use the same number of mg.)

 Qhov nyhav            Hnub nyoog             Teev/Ncos             Cov muaj zog me        Cov xo noj          Cov muaj zog ib              Cov muaj zog
      (lbs.)                              1 raj puv nkaus            1 diavme=160 mg       1 ntsia=80 mg            nrab                     tshaj plaws
                                          =80 mg (0.8 ml)                                                         1 ntsia=160 mg             1 ntsia=325mg
     Weight             Age group                Drops                     Elixer             Chewable          Jr. strength caplets        Regular strength
   Pounds (lb.)                               1 dropper=80           1 teaspoon=160mg          tablets            1 caplet=160 mg                tablets
                                                mg/0.8 ml                                  1 tablet=80 mg                                   1 tablet=325 mg
  6-11 phaus             0-3 hlis         ½ raj (0.4 ml)                 ---------             ---------             ---------                  ---------
  12-17 phaus           4-11 hlis          1 raj (0.8 ml)               ½ diavme               ---------             ---------                  ---------
  18-23 phaus           12-23 hlis        1½ raj (1.2 ml)               ¾ diavme               ---------             ---------                  ---------
  24-35 phaus           2-3 xyoos          2 raj (1.6 ml)               1 diavme               2 ntsiav              ---------                  ---------
  36-47 phaus           4-5 xyoos             --------                 1½ diavme               3 ntsiav              ---------                  --------
  48-59 phaus           6-8 xyoos             --------                  2 diavme               4 ntsiav              2 ntsiav                   1 ntsiav
  60-71 phaus          9-10 xyoos             --------                 2½ diavme               5 ntsiav             2½ ntsiav                   1 ntsiav
  72-95 phaus           11 xyoos              --------                  3 diavme               6 ntsiav              3 ntsiav                  1½ ntsiav
   96 + phaus          12-14 xyoos            --------                   --------              ---------             4 ntsiav                   2 ntsiav

                                                                    Ibuprofen
                      (Advil, Motrin, los yog lwm hom)                     (Advil, Motrin, or another brand)
    Muab txhua txhua 6 rau 8 teev raws qhov mob; yuav tsum noj                          Give every 6 to 8 hours as needed; always with
    nrog zaub mov. Lwm hom muaj zog txawv yuav tau siv ntawv                            food. Other strengths available by prescription
    kws kho mob sau (prescription).

     Qhov nyhav             Hnub nyoog                 Muaj zog                  Ua kua                    Ntsiav xo noj                 Ua ntsiav
           (lbs.)                                                            1 diavme=100 mg                1 ntsia=100 mg              1 ntsia=200 mg

         Weight               Age group                      Dose                  Liquid                  Chewable tablets                 Tablets
       Pounds (lb.)                                                         1 teaspoon = 100 mg            1 tablet = 100 mg           1 tablet = 200 mg
     7-10 phaus               3-6 hlis                   25 mg                 ¼ diavme                       ¼ ntsiav                    --------
     11-21 phaus             6-12 hlis                   50 mg                 ½ diavme                       ½ ntsiav                    --------
     22-32 phaus             1-2 xyoos                  100 mg                  1 diavme                      1 ntsiav                    --------
     33-43 phaus             3-5 xyoos                  150 mg                 1½ diavme                     1½ ntsiav                    --------
     44-54 phaus             6-8 xyoos                  200 mg                  2 diavme                      2 ntsiav                    1 ntsiav
     55-65 phaus            9-10 xyoos                  250 mg                 2½ diavme                     2½ ntsiav                    --------
     66-87 phaus             11 xyoos                   300 mg                  3 diavme                      3 ntsiav                   1½ ntsiav
      88+ phaus        12 xyoos thiab laus dua          400 mg                  4 diavme                      4 ntsiav                    2 ntsiav

                                                     Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
                                                     Patient/Family Education
                                                     2525 Chicago Avenue South
                                                     Minneapolis, MN 55404
                                                     5/07 Copyright, Translated 6/07                                Fever (Hmong/English)
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