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What to know when your child has a fever

September 30, 2016

What to know when your child has a fever

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Several factors can affect a child’s normal body temperature (98.6°F), including time of day, age and activity level. While slight variations can be normal, any body temperature above 100.3° F is considered a fever. Understanding fevers As a parent, you may feel distressed when your child has an abnormally high body temperature. In most cases, […]

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June 19, 2016

How can I protect my child from dehydration?

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Dehydration is a very common heat-related condition, and can be a dangerous consequence of diarrhea, vomiting and fever. In the most severe instances, dehydration can be life-threatening if left untreated. “Dehydration occurs when the body loses more water and salts than it replenishes,” says Carlos Lerner, MD, medical director of the UCLA Children’s Health Center. […]

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