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Fever in Children (cont.)

Fever in Children Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of fever may be obvious or subtle. The younger the child, the more subtle the symptoms.

  • Infants may
    • be irritable,
    • be fussy,
    • be lethargic,
    • be quiet,
    • feel warm or hot,
    • not feed normally,
    • cry,
    • breathe rapidly,
    • exhibit changes in sleeping or eating habits,
    • have seizures.
  • Verbal children may complain of
    • feeling hotter or colder than others in the room who feel comfortable,
    • body aches,
    • headache,
    • sleeping more or having difficulty sleeping,
    • poor appetite.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2015

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