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Health Information For Parents
Parents might worry when a child’s temperature rises, but fever itself causes no harm and can actually be a good thing — often, it’s the body’s way of fighting infections.
A child who has a fever might be:
It’s best to keep a child home from school or childcare until the temperature has been normal for at least 24 hours. If your child is uncomfortable, here are some ways to relieve symptoms:
medical problem like sickle cell disease, heart problems, cancer, or lupus
Fevers are unavoidable. The key is to make your child as comfortable as possible until the fever passes, and get medical treatment when needed.
You’ve probably noticed that sometimes when you’re sick, you feel really hot one minute and then freezing cold the next.
Get the basics on how flu spreads and how to protect yourself.
Learn all about protecting your family from the flu and what to do if your child gets flu-like symptoms.
Sore throats are usually caused by viruses. Here’s what to do if your child has a sore throat.
What kind? How much? How often? Find out how to give this pain medicine.
Febrile seizures are full-body convulsions caused by high fevers that affect young kids. Although they can be frightening, theyÂ usually stop on their own and don’t cause any other health problems.
Most kids battle diarrhea from time to time, so it’s importantÂ to know what to do to relieve and even prevent it.
What kind? How much? How often? Find out how to give this pain and fever medicine.
Most vomiting is caused by gastroenteritis, and usually isn’t serious. These home-care tips can help prevent dehydration.
Fevers happen when the body’s internal “thermostat” raises the body temperature above normal. This is often the body’s way of fighting infections.
What are fevers? Why do kids get them? Get the facts on temperatures and fevers in this article for kids.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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