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Fever is a symptom of an illness. Contrary to popular belief, letting a fever run its course can be beneficial.


Fever in Children

A child has a fever when the rectal temperature is 38.0°C or higher. Infections, gastrointestinal problems and immunizations are the most common causes of fever in children. High fever is not reflective of the severity of an illness. A child's behaviour is usually a better indication of how sick they are.
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