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Fever and high temperatures in children

Fevers are quite common in young children and usually they are mild. Find out how to deal with fever and high temperatures in children here.

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Types of thermometer

Learn about digital thermometers and other different types of thermometers which you can use to take a child's temperature.

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Trusted information about fever, including what a normal temperature is, how to take the temperature, fever treatments and self care, and when to call a doctor

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Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition in which the body overheats when it can no longer maintain a healthy temperature. Learn more about the causes and how to treat it.

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Frostbite develops when your skin freezes after exposure to very low temperatures. You can greatly reduce your risk of frostbite if you prepare properly.

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Food safety guide

How long can you leave food in the fridge? What temperature is safe to cook food? Answer these questions and more with this infographic about food safety.

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Raynaud's phenomenon

Raynaud's phenomenon (or Raynaud's disease) is a condition causing some areas of the body to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. Follow the links below to find trusted information about Raynaud's phenomenon.

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Symptoms of rubella

The symptoms of rubella take 2-3 weeks to develop after someone is infected with the virus. Read more about the symptoms of rubella in this article.

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Fever in children - infographic

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

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If you are exposed to prolonged cold conditions, whether outdoors or in an unheated house, you may get hypothermia. Learn more about its symptoms and how to prevent it.

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Looking after a sick child

Trusted information on looking after a sick child, including how to make them feel more comfortable, getting expert help and dealing with minor accidents.

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