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Fever in children - infographic

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When should a child with a fever see a doctor? How do I treat a fever at home? Answer these questions and more using this infographic about fever in children.

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Learn more about fever in children and the medicines, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, that might help lower a high temperature.

If you are still concerned about your child's fever, why not use healthdirect's online Symptom Checker to get advice on when to seek medical attention.

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Last reviewed: January 2018

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