Fevers can be a huge worry for parents and while many can be looked after at home, sometimes they can become serious. Contact your doctor immediately if you are worried about any of the following:
  • Your child is less than a year old, especially when he or she is less than 6 months
  • Your child have developed worrying signs such as confusion, neck stiffness or a rash (remember ‘the glass test’ for meningitis)
  • Your child has difficulty breathing or is dehydrated.
  • Your child’s fever won’t subside.
Remember you know your child best, so if you think they are unwell, or if you are worried in any way, always speak to your doctor.



Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.