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Fever in Children (cont.)

Prevention

Prevention of many illnesses that cause fever revolves around personal and household hygiene. Use these strategies to prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing.
  • Handle food with clean hands.
  • Properly immunize your child (see the children's immunization schedule).
  • Eat a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables.
  • Get the proper amount of sleep.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/21/2014

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