Fevers In Children

Symptoms, Causes, And What To Do

Fevers are a common occurrence in children and are usually a sign that the body is fighting an infection. If you have any concerns about your child’s fever, don’t hesitate to contact your provider here at Edmond Pediatrics. Early intervention can help prevent more serious problems from developing and ensure that your child gets the care they need.

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About Fever Issues

Fevers are a common occurrence in children and can be caused by a variety of factors, including infections, immune system disorders, and reactions to medications or vaccinations. While most fevers are harmless and go away on their own, some can indicate a more serious underlying condition. It’s important to know the common symptoms and causes of fevers in children.

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Fevers In Children

Common Symptoms:

If your child has a fever, they may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

Warm skin
Chills
Headache
Muscle aches
Fatigue
Loss of appetite
Irritability
Crying

Common Causes:

Fevers in children can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

Viral infections, such as the flu or common cold
Bacterial infections, such as strep throat or pneumonia
Immunizations or vaccinations
Autoimmune disorders
Dehydration
Heat exhaustion or heat stroke

If you suspect that your child’s fever is caused by a serious underlying condition, contact your pediatrician or healthcare provider immediately.

What To Do:

When your child has a fever, there are several things you can do to help them feel more comfortable, including:

Encourage rest and plenty of fluids
Give over-the-counter fever reducers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, if recommended by your pediatrician
Use a cool compress to help reduce fever
Dress your child in light clothing and keep the room at a comfortable temperature

Common Symptoms:

If your child has a fever, they may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

Warm skin
Chills
Headache
Muscle aches
Fatigue
Loss of appetite
Irritability
Crying

Common Causes:

Fevers in children can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

Viral infections, such as the flu or common cold
Bacterial infections, such as strep throat or pneumonia
Immunizations or vaccinations
Autoimmune disorders
Dehydration
Heat exhaustion or heat stroke

If you suspect that your child’s fever is caused by a serious underlying condition, contact your pediatrician or healthcare provider immediately.

What To Do:

When your child has a fever, there are several things you can do to help them feel more comfortable, including:

Encourage rest and plenty of fluids
Give over-the-counter fever reducers, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, if recommended by your pediatrician
Use a cool compress to help reduce fever
Dress your child in light clothing and keep the room at a comfortable temperature
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When to Take Your Child To The Doctor For A Fever

You should contact your pediatrician or healthcare provider if your child:

  • Is younger than 3 months old and has a fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher
  • Has a fever of 104°F (40°C)
  • Is experiencing seizures or convulsions
  • Is lethargic
  • Has a rash
  • Is experiencing difficulty breathing

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Get Help for Your Child’s Fever Today

If your child’s fever persists or is accompanied by other concerning symptoms, contact us for guidance.

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