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Child's High Fever Treatment, Headache Medicines
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When your child has a fever, it means their body is fighting an infection. If your child's fever gets too high—over 102 degrees Fahrenheit, or if they show signs of discomfort—it's time to bring it down. If your child's fever lasts more than 72 hours or climbs above 104 degrees Fahrenheit, call your pediatrician. You should also consult a doctor if your child's fever is accompanied by other major symptoms like pain, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, difficulty breathing, or a severe headache.
Chill Out
A bath in lukewarm water can help reduce your child's fever. But have them get out if they begin to shiver, as chills actually signal an increase in the body's temperature. Never use rubbing alcohol to cool your child's skin—it can be toxic.

Wet Their Whistle
A fever won't just sap your child's strength, it can also leave them dehydrated. Give them plenty to drink, but avoid drinks with caffeine. These will dehydrate them further.
Don't Stand the Heat
Heat stroke can happen after playing at the beach or running around outside on a hot day. If you suspect your child has heatstroke, try to bring your child's temperature down by having them remove layers of clothing and rest in a cool area. If their temperature still doesn't drop, call your pediatrician immediately.

Bug Patrol
Stop the germs that cause fevers to spread to other family members. Make sure everyone washes their hands as frequently as possible, and avoids sharing eating utensils, glasses and towels.
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