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Title: Fever - Children (Links to English resource)
Summary: A fever is when the body's temperature is higher than normal. Humans usually have a body temperature within a very narrow range. Normally a child has a fever when their temperature, is over 37.5°C. (when taken by a thermometer in the mouth or under the arm) A child with a fever often has a hot, flushed face. The forehead may feel hot. The child may feel hot, or sometimes even shivery. A child's hands and feet may feel cold, even when the rest of the child is hot. Children with fever are often miserable or tired.
Organisation: Children's Hospital at Westmead
Target audience: Parents
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