Fever is a common problem in children that causes parents a great deal of distress. It is the body’s natural response to fight sickness but can also be a sign of a serious infection. This pamphlet describes fever in children, its diagnosis, and how it can be treated at home.
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Horst, Patrick K.
Does my child have a fever?.
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