Fever

If your child's body temperature is over 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, she has a fever. Learn what to do if your child has a fever, what over-the-counter medications to store in your medicine cabinet, and more.

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7 Kids' Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Parents, here's your guide for which symptoms require immediate medical attention—and what the symptoms might mean.
The Dos and Don'ts of Fighting a Fever
Should you really feed a cold and starve a fever? We asked doctors what you should (and shouldn't) do the next time your child's temperature rises. 
Signs of Fever in Babies and Children
You can't always tell if your child has a fever by feeling his forehead or body. Here are the most common signs of fever in babies, toddlers, and children.
Toddler Fever Fears: A Guide for Treating Fever in Kids
You can't take chances when your toddler or child has a fever, but you shouldn't panic either. We'll explain what to look for so you can stay calm—and help her feel better fast.
How to Sanitize a Thermometer
Learn the best way to clean digital, rectal, ear, and forehead thermometers to prevent spreading germs.
7 Types of Thermometers: The Best Way To Take a Temperature
Parents can use many different types of thermometers, including oral, rectal, ear, forehead, and more. Here's how the different methods measure up.
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Benefits of Having a Fever
Fever is not a disease in itself -- it's an important part of the healing process.