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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
    • 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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/21/2014

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