Symptoms/disease

Fever in children

Feber hos barn - engelska

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.

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It is common to get a fever when, for example, you have a cold, cough or sore throat. Fever is common in children, especially young children.

A fever is considered to be a body temperature of 38°C or higher.

Fever is usually not serious. However, it can be serious if the fever is high.

Here you can see an instructional video on how to take the temperature in the ear.

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