Fevers in Babies and Children Directory
A fever is a symptom of illness, not an illness. It is often related to an infection. Fevers can also be a reaction to a vaccination. Signs of fever in babies include a warm forehead, crankiness, lethargy, convulsion, or seizure. Call a doctor for fever in a baby. Treatment includes using fever reducers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen and keeping the baby hydrated and cool. Most healthy children and adults can tolerate a fever as high as 103 to 104 F for short periods of time without problems. If there are other symptoms such as stiff neck, headache, problems breathing, confusion, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, you should be evaluated by a health care provider. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about fevers in babies and children, the signs of fever, how to treat fever, and much more.
Fever Care for Young Children
Try these tips to help your feverish child.
Children and Flu
The causes, symptoms, and treatments of a child’s flu.
Colds, Flu, Cough: Is Your Child Too Sick for School?
When should you keep your child home from school? Here is expert advice.
12 All-Natural Home Remedies for Fast Cold & Flu Relief
Learn about home remedies that may speed your recovery from colds or flu.
Is Your Kid Sick or Just Faking It?
Many kids pretend to be ill to skip school, but some symptoms you just can’t hide. We tell you how to know if your kid is sick or faking it.
Protecting Your Baby From Other's Germs
How can you keep your baby healthy and get other people to keep their germs to themselves? Follow these tips.
What to Do If You Get the Flu
So what do you do when someone in your house has the flu? Here’s a countdown for your flu-fighting days.
Home Remedies for Kids' Winter Ills
Antibiotics don't work on colds and the flu, and many doctors have stopped prescribing them if your child has the sniffles. Try these doctor-recommended home remedies instead.
Protect your baby from contagious germs and viruses with these 10 tips.
Teaching Kids About Colds and Germs
Teens in high school health class learn how to take care of themselves by learning how germs are spread.
Toddler Fevers: Causes and Treatments
Is fever any different in a toddler? Dr. Hansa has the answer
Child Emergencies: Getting Help
What symptoms should lead parents to call the pediatrician or 911 for their toddler?
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Soothe a Child's Cold or Flu
Does your child have the cold or flu? See how to ease your child's cold or flu. Help symptoms like cough, sore throat, and stuffiness.
Slideshow: Images of Childhood Skin Problems
Hives, ringworm, warts: just a few skin conditions often seen in babies and children. How can you recognize these common childhood conditions -- and is home treatment possible?