Treat Fevers

Important Information

Fever with temperatures above ​38.5°C may cause fits or seizures in children. It is often accompanied with confusion, dizziness, breathing difficulties, muscle stiffness, and severe chills

Immediately call for an ambulance if the patient experiences a seizure or a fit or if you cannot lower the patient's temperature

Suffering with fever symptoms and a high temperature above ​37.5°C often makes you feel lethargic and tired. Despite fevers not actually being a disease, there are times when a fever needs medical treatment. It is a mechanism the body uses to defend itself from illness, infection, or disease.

Your body's immune system fights disease or infection more efficiently at a higher temperature. You can use a thermometer orally or axillary (underarm) to determine if someone has a high temperature fever (above ​37.5°C).

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