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5 Things to You Need to Know About Fever in Children

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5 Things to You Need to Know About Fever in Children
A young boy with a fever lays in bed with a thermometer in his mouth. Photo Credit: tatyana_tomsickova/iStock/Getty Images

There is not a specific temperature that is considered a fever, but one is typically defined by an oral temperature over 99.5 degrees F (37.5 degrees C), ear and rectal temperatures above 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C) and axillary temperature above 100 degrees F (37.8 degrees C).

There is not a specific temperature that is considered a fever, but one is typically defined by an oral temperature over 99.5 degrees F (37.5 degrees C), ear and rectal temperatures above 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C) and axillary temperature above 100 degrees F (37.8 degrees C).

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