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Fever and Treatment

Fever is a temperature of 100.5 (38.1 Degrees C) or higher. Many People Mistakenly Think That Any Temperature Above 98.6 degrees is a fever. Fever Is not dangerous or harmful. Fever is the bodies way to help during an illness. You body revs up the child’s natural immune system to help fight off the infection. Fever does not cause brain damage.

Use a Reliable Thermometer

  • Vicks V934 Digital Thermometer
  • Tat 2000C Forehead Thermometer
  • Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Read Actual Temperature

  • Tell us the temperature, where you took it,and which thermometer you used
  • Tell us if you treated your child, what medicine you used, and what does you gave

It’s Time For a Doctor When Your Child…

  • Has a fever and looks extremely ill or is very fussy
  • Has a fever and has not had immunizations
  • Is persistently vomiting
  • Has a sore throat, ear pain, or severe headache, or stiff neck
  • Is under 2 months old and has a temperature of 100.5 degrees or higher (possible serious Bacterial Infection)
  • Is looking or acting ill even if they don’t have a fever
  • Has vomiting and/or diarrhea and not urinating well, has a dry mouth, or is difficult to arouse

Only treat a fever when the temperature exceeds 102 degrees -or- your child is uncomfortable or fussy with the illness

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