What should I do if my child has a fever?

Fever is a sign that your body is dealing with some type of infectious process whether it is mild or severe. Height of the fever DOES NOT determine the severity of the infection. Appropriate observations to make/questions to ask: Does your child have breathing issues? Poor liquid intake? Unusual rashes or red polka dots on the skin? Changes to urine appearance or smell? Overall personality/demeanor changes? In addition, our providers in the office should assess a fever lasting >5 days, even if there are no other symptoms and your child looks great.