Fevers are not unusual in children. This is how your child’s body fights infection from a virus or bacteria. It’s more important to focus on how your child is behaving when they’re not feeling well, instead of how high the fever is. One of the best things you can do is to try to keep them comfortable.
If you are worried your child has a fever, you can use a thermometer to measure their body temperature. When taken by mouth, normal body temperature is 35.5 to 37.5°C.
You should see a doctor
right away if your child:
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Current as of: March 13, 2017
Author: Health Education and Learning Program (HEAL), Alberta Health Services
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