While it is important to look for the cause of a fever, the main purpose of treating it is to help your child feel better if she is uncomfortable or has pain.

A fever is usually a sign that the body is fighting an illness or infection. Fevers are generally harmless. In fact, they can be a good sign that your child’s immune system is working and the body is trying to heal itself.

Read on to find out more from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about how to tell if your child has a fever and how to manage a fever.

Normal body temperature varies with age, general health, activity level, and time of day. Infants tend to have higher temperatures than older children. Everyone’s temperature is highest between late afternoon and early evening and lowest between midnight and early morning. Even how much clothing a person wears...

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