A fever is usually caused by infections from viruses (such as a cold or the flu) or bacteria (such as strep throat or some ear infections). The fever itself is not the disease, only a sign that the body’s defenses are trying to fight an infection.
Fevers generally do not need to be treated with medication unless your child is uncomfortable or has a history of febrile convulsions. When your child has a fever and seems to be quite bothered or uncomfortable by it, you may treat it with the following approaches.
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