FEVER IN CHILDREN

Fever is one way your child’s body fights an infection. The most common illness in children is infection from a virus. There are thousands of different viruses. Fever can also result from an infection with bacteria. Fever itself will not harm your child. How high the fever is does not tell you how serious your child’s illness is. How your child acts is a better sign. Normal temperatures* in children are:

  • Rectal: 36.6 – 38.0 degrees Celsius (97.9 – to 101.4 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Mouth: 35.5 – 37.5 degrees Celsius (95.9 – 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Underarm: 34.7 – 37.3 degrees Celsius (94.5 – 99.1 degrees Fahrenheit)

Infants under 60 days: 36.3 – 37.3 degrees Celsius (97.3 – 99.1 degrees Fahrenheit)

  • Ear: 35.8 – 38.0 degrees Celsius (96.4 to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)

*Canadian Pediatric Society

A baby less than three months old with a fever needs to be seen by a doctor

Temperature Conversion Chart

Celsius = Fahrenheit

36.0 = 96.8
37.0 = 98.6
37.5 = 99.5
38.0 = 100.4
39.0 = 102.2
40.0 = 104.0
41.0 = 105.8

 

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