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Fever in Children

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    Your child has a fever if her temperature is 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

    The body has several ways to maintain normal body temperature. The body responds to changes in temperature by:

    • Increasing or decreasing sweat production
    • Moving blood away from, or closer to, the surface of the skin
    • Getting rid of, or holding on to, water in the body
    • Naturally wanting to seek a cooler or warmer environment
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