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January 2015 • #91
A Note from the Medical Editor
If you have ever stayed up all night with a feverish child, you may understand the worry fevers can cause. Although they can be scary, fevers are really the most natural of symptoms and usually indicate that a child’s immune system is alive and working well. 

In this newsletter, we put fever in perspective by giving you facts and advice on fever management. When you're taking care of a sick, miserable child, try to remember that most winter illnesses pass in a week or so — and all of them will ultimately help strengthen your child's immune system.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,
P.S. Don’t forget the value of a little extra TLC. In addition to keeping a constant watch on your child’s temperature, make time to rest, hydrate, and simply snuggle :)
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When to Call the Pediatrician: Fever
Generally, the younger your child, the sooner you will need to get him checked out. Here's when the AAP recommends you contact your child's doctor. Go >
The Healthy Children Show: Fever (Video)
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Medications Used to Treat Fever
If a child has a high fever and feels uncomfortable, your pediatrician might recommend an over-the-counter pain/fever medicine. Learn more. Go >
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