Questions you might want to ask about your child's fever

Questions you might want to ask about your child's fever

  • What can I do to help my child feel comfortable?

  • When and how should I seek further help for my child?

  • What key symptoms should I be looking for?

  • Is there a particular temperature that means my child is seriously ill?

  • Is my child at risk of febrile convulsions (also known as fits or seizures)?

  • What do you suspect is the reason for my child's fever?

  • Please tell me more about the tests my child needs.

  • What do these tests involve and how long will it take to get the results?

  • Can I stay with my child while we are at the hospital?

  • Will a fever have any long-term effects on my child?

  • Are my other children at risk?

  • How long does my child need to stay in hospital?

  • Will any follow-up be needed after my child's treatment?

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