FEVER AND TREATMENT
 

Fever is a temperature of 100.5 (38.1 degrees C)
or higher

 

  • Many People Mistakenly Think That Any Temperature Above 98.6 Is A Fever.

  • Fever IS NOT Dangerous or Harmful. Fever Is Actually Helpful During An Illness. It Revs Up The Child's NATURAL Immune System to Help Fight Off  The infection.

  • Fever DOES NOT Cause Brain Damage


The Whole Child Pediatrics Tips for Parents
 

 
 

 

  • Take Your Child's Temperature With A Reliable Thermometer

    • Vicks V934 Digital Thermometer
    • Tat 2000C Forehead Thermometer
    • Kinsa Smart Thermometer
    • Read Actual Temperature on Thermometer: Do Not Add or Subtract A Degree
    • Tell Us the Temperature,  Where You Took It, and Which Thermometer
      You Used
    • Tell Us If You Treated Your Child, What Medicine You Used and What Dose You Gave
       
  • Treat Fever ONLY:

    • If Temperature is 102 Degrees or Higher

                                         OR
    • If Your Child is Uncomfortable or Fussy With the Illness
       

  • Call Us Urgently At 859-647-6700 And Then Press 9 (IF WE ARE YOUR PEDIATRICIANS) If Your Child:

    • Has a Fever and Looks Extremely Ill or is Very Fussy
    • Has a Fever and HAS NOT HAD IMMUNIZATIONS
    • Is Persistently Vomiting
    • Has a Sore Throat, Ear Pain or Severe Headache or Stiff Neck
    • Is Under 2 Months of Age and Has A Temperature of 100.5  (38.1 degrees C) or Higher.  This May Indicate A Serious Bacterial Infection.
    • Is Looking Or Acting Ill Even if They Don't Have A Fever
    • Has Vomiting And/Or Diarrhea And Not Urinating Well, Has Dry Mouth Or Is Difficult To Arouse

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