Fever

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Symptoms

Low-grade (rectal) fever of 100.4°F/38.0°C or lower can accompany most common childhood illnesses. It simply signals that the child’s system is “fighting” to heal itself.

High fever has traditionally been defined as a rectal temperature over 100.4°F/38.0°C. Temperatures measured by mouth, ear, or other sites are usually lower.

Ages

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Relief Remedies

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Always use a thermometer to diagnose a fever. The temperature of the child’s skin to your touch never provides reliable, accurate information. Visit the Mayo Clinic website for:

Source: eMedicineHealth.com

  • Fever and Pain Infant Fever/Pain Reliever

    Use as directed.

    Infant
    Fever/Pain Reliever

    Reduces fever and relieves minor aches and pains

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Always use a thermometer to diagnose a fever. The temperature of the child’s skin to your touch never provides reliable, accurate information. Visit the Mayo Clinic website for:

Source: eMedicineHealth.com

  • Fever and Pain Children's Fever/Pain Reliever

    Use as directed.

    Children's
    Fever/Pain Reliever

    Reduces fever and relieves minor aches and pains

    Show Me More!

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