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Your child has a fever - Now what? Today's Approach To Treat Fever

Understanding your child's fever

A fever (pyrexia) is defined as an elevation of body temperature above the normal range, due to a change in the body’s temperature set-point. A fever should not be confused with hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an elevation of body temperature due to the inability of the body to dissipate heat as rapidly as heat is being accumulated.