When to Take Your Child to their Provider (Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant) for a Fever

When your child is sick, the last thing you want to do is worry about a fever. Knowing when to take your child to their provider for a fever can help relieve symptoms before they become serious.

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In This Article:

  • Fevers occur when the hypothalamus raises the body’s temperature above its normal level. A fever generally classifies as any temperature above 100.4 degrees.
  • Fevers may be caused by immunizations, overdressing, medication, acute illness or serious illness.
  • If your child is experiencing a fever, take them to the doctor if they are under 2 years of age, the fever lasts longer than three days, they develop other symptoms or their temperature reaches 104 degrees.

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