When your child's temperature is climbing, it's natural to be alarmed. Here's what you need to know about fevers, when to call the doctor, and how to comfort your child while his body fights infection. Our symptom decoder eases your worries.

What to Know About Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures are common and terrifying -- and they happen to one in 25 little kids. This is what's really going on when the brain short-circuits.

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.

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.

When is a Fever Serious?

Learn about the signs of and treatments for a serious fever. 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.

How to Treat a Fever

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

What You Need to Know About Fever

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

5 Things to Know About Fevers and How to Handle Them, From a Pediatrician Parent

If you're about to freak out over a temp of 102 degrees F, take a deep breath and remember this smart advice from Michael Steiner, M.D., a dad of two and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.