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:
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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