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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
When should a fever be treated?
If your child is very uncomfortable, treatment may be necessary. Treating your child's fever will not help her body get rid of the infection any quicker, but it will relieve discomfort associated with it.
Rarely, children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years can develop seizures from high fever (called febrile seizures). If your child does have a febrile seizure, there is a chance that the seizure may occur again, but, usually, children outgrow the febrile seizures. A febrile seizure does not mean your child has epilepsy.
What can I do to decrease my child's fever?
Give her an anti-fever medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. DO NOT give your child aspirin, as it has been linked to a serious, potentially fatal disease, called Reye syndrome.
Other ways to reduce a fever:
When should I call my child's physician?
If your child's temperature reaches 105 degrees Fahrenheit, this is considered a medical emergency and your child needs immediate medical attention, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Call your child's physician immediately if your child is younger than 3 months old and any of the following conditions are present:
Call your child's physician within 24 hours if your child, 3 months or older, has any of the following conditions present:
Call your child's physician during office hours if any of the following conditions are present:
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