This book gives sequential ideas, starting with defining the temperature rise in children and then describing the correct methods for measuring the temperature according to the children’s age, as well as the right technique for measuring the temperature. These methods are illustrated in order to explain the effects of wrong measurement of temperature and how to avoid it. The book provides a clear plan of action for parents or health care providers to treat high fever and exercises to alert the parents to detect the risks and determine when to have medical assistance, and finally point the wrong treatment of temperature which is followed in some communities.
The author is a pediatrician who grew up during the 1970s and 1980s in a small village in the Syrian province of Homs, in an educated family consisting of a father who worked as lawyer and a mother as a schoolteacher. He was connected to his mother’s town more than his father’s, where the natural beauty of mountains become green in spring while snow-capped in winter. The charming and beautiful nature inspired his drawing skills, but he was interrupted by the university life which took him away from all of this and engaged him in the serious study and hard work, planning for the near and distant future--something that was not easy. After graduation and specialization, he left his hometown in search of a job opportunity that could secure him and his family a decent life while ensuring his professional development. He found a job in the United Arab Emirates, where he now lives with his family, has set up a practice to improve his profession, and is designing his children’s future.