Know the signs of a fever, how to bring down fever and when to see a doctor

When your child has a fever, it is a sign that their immune system is fighting off an infection. Reducing the fever will not get rid of the infection, but it can relieve some discomfort and allow for an opportunity to re-evaluate your child's symptoms.

Learn what temperature is considered a fever for a child, the best ways to reduce fever, and when to see a doctor or go to the emergency room (ER).

5 fever-reducing tips.


If your child has a fever and you are concerned they may have COVID-19, contact your health care provider for guidance.

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