Fever Estimates, 11 and Younger

If you’re not sure if a child’s fever is high, moderate, or mild, think about these issues: With a high fever : The child feels very hot. It is likely one of the highest fevers the child has ever had. With a moderate fever : The child feels warm or hot. You are sure the child has a fever. With a mild fever : The child…

Fever Estimates, 11 and Younger

Fever Estimates, 11 and Younger

If you're not sure if a child's fever is high, moderate, or mild, think about these issues:

With a high fever:

  • The child feels very hot.
  • It is likely one of the highest fevers the child has ever had.

With a moderate fever:

  • The child feels warm or hot.
  • You are sure the child has a fever.

With a mild fever:

  • The child may feel a little warm.
  • You think the child might have a fever, but you're not sure.

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Current as ofJune 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

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