A fever is when body temperature is higher than normal. When your child’s body is fighting an infection, it is common for a fever to occur. Mild fevers are generally not something to worry about, but once they reach a certain temperature, they need to be prevented.
What is a fever?
A fever is the body’s natural way to fight infections and results in a raised body temperature.
High fevers can cause seizures, hallucinations, and dehydration, and need to be prevented.
Mild fevers are common in healthy young children. They are generally not harmful and can be managed at home with medication.
How can I tell if my child has a fever?
If your child is under 5 years of age, the best way to measure their body temperature is by using a digital thermometer under their armpit.
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