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.

Guide for Fever Diagnosis and Treatment

A simple plan to treat your feverish child -- with advice on when to call the doctor.

Why High Fever Temperatures Can Be Deceiving

A high temperature doesn't usually mean anything serious.

Benefits of Having a Fever

Fever is not a disease in itself -- it's an important part of the healing process.

Fever Symptoms and Treatment

High fevers and high body temperatures can lead to febrile seizures and skin bleedings. Learn how to recognize and treat fever.

The Best Way To Take a Temperature

When you report a fever to your doctor, always tell her where you took your child's temperature and which type of thermometer you used. Here's how different methods measure up.

The No-Panic Guide to Fevers

It's hard to keep your cool when your kid is burning up. We asked doctors what you should (and shouldn't) do the next time it happens.

Q+A: What's the Best Way to Clean a Thermometer?

Smart advice to prevent spreading germs.

Fever Fears: A Guide for Treating Fever in Children

You can't take chances when your 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.

Taking Your Child's Temperature

Learn how to get the best reading possible.

Scarlet Fever Symptoms and Treatment

A throat infection, high fever, and a body rash are signs of scarlet fever. Identify more symptoms and learn how to give the proper treatment.

The Dos and Don'ts of Fighting a Fever

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.

How to Measure Fever with Different Thermometers

Learn about the five types of thermometers that can take your child's temperature, plus the ways to treat fever at home.

How to Treat Baby's Fever

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.

How to Take Your Baby's Temperature

If your baby has a fever, learn how to use a thermometer to measure the axillary and oral temperatures.

When is a Fever Serious?

Learn about the signs of and treatments for a serious fever. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

How to Treat a Fever

Break a fever with these tips. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

Scarlet Fever Rash

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.

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.

What You Need to Know About Fever

Learn the basics about when to treat a fever. Video courtesy of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.

The Dos and Don'ts of Fighting a Fever

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.