Fever in childrenOverview
A fever is a high temperature of 38C or more. It's not usually a sign of anything serious and children over 3 months can often be treated at home.
A fever is a high temperature of 38C or more. A child with a fever may also be hot, sweaty and have red cheeks.
You can usually treat a fever by making sure your child rests and drinks plenty of fluids. Get medical advice if you're worried about your child.
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