A fever results in a temporary increase in your baby's body temperature due to an illness. It's not uncommon for babies to run high fevers. Here you'll learn how to take a baby's temperature, and when to call the doctor if baby has a fever.
The fall and winter months are Sicky City. We've got expert advice on helping her through the illnesses that bother babies most.
Your child's first fever or earache can be a scary event. Read on for tips on how to care for your sick baby.
Here are some tips that may make you more comfortable taking your baby's temperature next time.
In most cases, a mild fever doesn't warrant a call to the pediatrician, but you should ring the doctor if your baby:
When your baby gets sick, follow these steps to help her feel better.
The video shows a boy with a temperature of 40 degrees C. Though he is running a fever, he's playing and seems to be fine. This is an example of a child that can have a high temperature and still appear to be generally well.
When your child's temperature rises, you worry. But a fever is a sign that the body is battling germs. In fact it can be beneficial, by kicking the immune system into high gear and creating a less-than-ideal environment for illness to thrive. Read on to learn how to handle the heat.
A rising temperature is no fun for your baby or you. Follow these pointers to help your little munchkin return to her healthy self.
We've got the lowdown on the top ten things you need to know to make it good for both of you again.
Should you be concerned that your baby has a fever? Find out when he needs to be checked out by your doc.
This video shows a 3 year old boy with scarlet fever. Common symptoms of scarlet fever are a high fever, a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, a headache and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. The child will also have a distinctive rash.
If you suspect your baby has a fever, learn how to take his temperature and when you should call your pediatrician. This video will also show you how to care for your sick infant and what medicine he can take.
Break a fever with these tips. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
Learn the basics about when to treat a fever. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
Learn about the signs of and treatments for a serious fever. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.