When do we speak of "fever"?
We speak of a fever when the body temperature is at 38.5 °C or higher. If the body temperature rises above 39.5 °C, we call this a high fever. Any temperature above 39.5 °C requires immediate medical treatment! Temperatures above 41 °C are life-threatening, as the immensely high temperature attacks not only body-foreign intruders such as viruses or bacteria but also the body’s own cells. Read more here.....
What should I do when I notice fever symptoms in my baby?

You can monitor the course of your baby’s fever by taking its temperature at regular intervals. Give special care and attention to your child. Ill children feel better and safer when they are pampered by their parents. Confine your child to bed. Rest is important for recovery. Make sure your child drinks enough. With infants less than three months of age, fever requires quick action. Consult a doctor if you observe fever. Read more here.....

What causes a fever?
Fever is a response of your body's immune system against foreign invaders. Read more about it here.....
Do I need to note the temperature of my baby regularly during a fever?
It is advisable to record the fever pattern at home during illness. It may help the doctor to diagnose the causes of a fever. Read more here.....
What should I do for my baby at home during a fever?
You may try home remedies like a lukewarm bath; it may help to bring down the fever of your child. Read more about it here.....
Should something be done during "febrile seizures"?
For babies who tend to develop “febrile seizures”, you may decide about the measures of fever reduction with your doctor in advance. In other cases, a slight fever of 38.5 °C or even 39 °C can be accepted as normal. Read more here.....
Are antibiotics necessary for my baby?
Only in some cases may your baby need to be treated with antibiotics. Your doctor will critically and carefully weigh the pros and cons before recommending that your baby receive antibiotics. Read more here.....
When should I call the doctor?
In case of babies under 3 months of age, it is advisable to call your doctor immediately in case of a fever. Read more about it here.....
What method of taking temperature is considered to be the most accurate one?
A rectal temperature is considered as the most accurate one among conventional methods of temperature measurment. Read more here.....
Can a high fever cause brain damage?
In general fever does not cause brain damage. Read more here.....
How can I bring down my child's fever without medicine?
You can give your child a lukewarm bath and let plenty of fluids to drink. In additioin dress your baby in light loose clothing. Read more here.....
Why does my child’s temperature keep fluctuating?
Body temperature tends to fluctuate. It tends to go up in the afternoon and evening. Read more here.....
Should I wake my child in the middle of the night to take his or her temperature?

It is not a good idea to wake up your child in the middle of the night to take its temperature. If your child is uncomfortable, he/she will wake up himself/herself and let you know that he/she has a fever. Read more here.....

How dangerous is a high fever?

High fever in itself is not dangerous. The symptoms that accompany a fever are more important to be taken care of. Read more here.....

Can a fever cause seizures?
A small number of children are at risk of seizures from a high fever. Seizures are scary for parents to watch but febrile seizure is not necessarily dangerous. Read more about seizures here.
Is there any relationship between teething and fever?

If a fever is caused by teething, it should be mild. Besides teething, you need to keep an eye on whether the fever is accompanied by any other symptoms, which rather indicates the fever may be the symptom of other infections. Read more here.....

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