Fever in Children

/ May 17th, 2012/ Posted in Conditions and Diseases / Comments Off on Fever in Children

A fever of 100 degrees or higher is often the first signal that your child may be sick. Although 98.6 degrees is considered normal, body temperature varies with age, activity and the time of day — it’s usually lower in the morning and higher in the late afternoon.

Childhood illnesses marked by fever include:

ear infection
German measles

If your child has a temperature of 97 to 99 degrees, there’s usually no reason to worry. But a fever can be a sign of a childhood ailment, including viral or bacterial illnesses. In a baby or young child, high fever can lead to a seizure.

hand, foot and mouth disease
rheumatic fever
strep throat
whooping cough

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