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Fever in Children Topic Guide

Fever in Children Fever in Children: Fever is defined as a rectal temperature over 100.4 F or 38 C. Fever isn't life-threatening unless it is persistently high - greater than a 107 F rectal temperature. Fever is usually caused by an infection. Treatment focuses on controlling the temperature, preventing dehydration, and monitoring for serious illness.

Fever in Children Topic Guide - Visuals

Fever in Children Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

acetaminophen and phenyltoloxamine Acetaminophen And Phenyltoloxamine

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer...learn more »

aspirin (rectal) Aspirin (rectal)

Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. Aspirin also reduces fever....learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »