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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

    • Irritable

    • Fussy

    • Lethargic

    • Quiet

    • Feel warm or hot

    • Not feed normally

    • Cry

    • Breathe rapidly

    • Exhibit changes in sleeping or eating habits


    • Seizure

  • Verbal children may complain of

    • feeling hotter or colder than others in the room who feel comfortable,

    • body aches,

    • headache,

    • having difficulty sleeping or sleeping more,

    • and poor appetite.

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