Updated fever information on AboutKidsHealth

Over the next few months, CAPHC Conversations will be featuring articles and resources from the AboutKidsHealth website.  For more information on AboutKidsHealth, check out their website, or contact Sean Schurr at sean.schurr@sickkids.ca.

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Most children will have a fever at some point. It can be difficult for parents to know when or if their child requires immediate medical attention or if they should care for their child at home.

To help parents find the most accurate information, AboutKidsHealth, in collaboration with the Emergency Department, has updated their information on fever.

The new article provides even more detailed information on caring for your child at home, when to see a doctor, and debunks some common myths about fever. The most effective ways to take a child’s temperature can be found in the updated Health A-Z article on temperature taking.

New fever bookmarks have been printed to reflect the updated information on the website. If you require bookmarks for patients or your department, please contact alexandra.theodorakidis@sickkids.ca.

AboutKidsHealth features more than 3,500 articles on a range of paediatric health topics. For more information on fevers and other topics, please visit www.aboutkidshealth.ca.   

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