As a parent, your number one concern is your child's health and well being. When a child is sick, your first instinct may be to panic and scour the internet for answers and solutions. We found a article from The Hospital of Sick Kids that will help answer some of your questions.

How do you measure my child's body temperature?

What causes a fever?

What should I expect when  my child has a fever?

How do I take care of my child's fever?

When should I see a doctor?

There are also some myths about fevers to be aware of. For example, fevers cause brain damage and fevers should always respond to anti-fever medicine. 

To read the full article, click below

 http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/En/HealthAZ/ConditionsandDiseases/Symptoms/Pages/Fever.aspx

Key points in the article:

  • If your baby is 3 months of age or younger and has a fever, see your doctor immediately.
  • Fever is usually a sign that the body is fighting an infection.
  • Pay attention to how your child looks and acts. Keep a record of the number of days of fever.
  • To keep your child comfortable, do not dress your child too warmly. Give your child lots of fluids to drink, and give acetaminophen or ibuprofen if it seems to make your child& feel better.

 

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