REMEMBER WHEN FEVER IN CHILDREN

Heat stroke does not cause fever
Heat stroke is caused by exposure to excessive heat. It can cause extremely high body temperatures but it is not a fever because it is not caused by an infection. Heat stroke can be dangerous. If you think someone has heat stroke see your doctor straight away.

Call a doctor right away if:

  • A baby younger than 90 days old has a rectal temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher.
  • A baby 3 to 12 months old has a fever of 102.2°F (39°C) or higher.
  • A child under age 2 years has a fever that lasts longer than 24 to 48 hours.
  • A fever lasts longer than 48 to 72 hours in older children and adults.
  • Anyone has a fever over 105°F (40.5°C), unless it comes down readily with treatment and the person is comfortable.
  • There are other worrisome symptoms. For example, irritability, confusion, difficulty breathing, stiff neck, inability to move an arm or leg, or first-time seizure.
  • There are other symptoms that suggest an illness may need to be treated, such as a sore throat, earache, or cough.
  • You think you may have incorrectly dosed acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Things to remember

    • Fever is common in children
    • Fever and convulsions are usually not dangerous
    • Fever does not always mean a child is seriously ill
    • See your doctor if you are concerned about your child’s health

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