While fevers may seem scary, they are really one of our body's natural defense mechanisms to fight off the viruses and bacteria that are making us sick. Fevers, even high ones, are NOT harmful, although the illness could be. It is better to see what other symptoms your child has before deciding to take your child to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care. Certainly any child with difficulty breathing should be seen urgently.
Also, we need to know immediately if any child two months of age and younger has a fever, which is a rectal temperature of 100.4 or more.
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