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Having a fever means that your body temperature is higher than usual. It is the body’s way of defending itself against infection. Children often get a fever.
Does it feel itchy on your scalp, which is the skin close to your hair? It could be due to lice. Lice are only spread through direct hair-to-hair contact. If you have lice, you should treat it as soon as possible. You do this yourself at home.
Winter vomiting disease is caused by the calicivirus and is one of the commonest forms of stomach complaint in Sweden. You can get a stomach complaint for many different reasons. In order to prevent infection, good hygiene is important, primarily washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water when you have been to the toilet.
If your skin itches in several places, especially your hands, you may have scabies. Scabies is caused by a small insect that lives under the skin. It is spread through direct skin-to-skin contact. If you have scabies, you need treatment as soon as possible.
Ticks are small insects that bite into the skin and suck blood. Remove any ticks that you find on your skin. Ticks can sometimes spread diseases. If you are bitten, you may need to seek medical care.