It happens to every parent: the digitized numbers on the fancy thermometer screen flash into triple digits and you immediately dive for the phone to call the pediatrician, your mother, maybe the National Guard. But most fevers aren't dangerous at all, says Dr. Ruben Rucoba of Wheaton Pediatrics says. In fact, fevers are often a good sign that the immune system is fighting off an infection or some other illness. Here's what you need to know to cure your fever phobia once and for all.
Nearly all parents have experienced finding their child flushed, hot and uncomfortable because of a fever. Dr. Ruben Rucoba and the physicians of Wheaton Pediatrics in Wheaton, Ill., can advise parents on what to do when their little one’s forehead feels warm and the thermometer indicates a heightened temperature.