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A trip to the emergency room is warranted if your child is exhibiting any of these symptoms along with a fever:
  • Does not respond to anti-fever medication
  • Is less than three months old
  • Lethargy
  • Problems breathing
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Severe headache
  • Acting irritable
  • Decrease in urine

Pediatric Fever Prevention

The best way to avoid most fevers is to make sure your child washes his/her hands. This helps to prevent common illnesses.


Help Reduce Your Child's Risk of Fever

The immune system protects the body against disease. Parents can help their children stay healthy in four easy ways:


  • Consistent hygiene that includes washing hands correctly
  • Well-balanced diet with whole grains, vegetables and fruits
  • Consistent, adequate sleep – at least 8-10 hours for most children
  • Low-stress environment
 
 
 
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