Fredericksburg Parent

March 2017

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2 Fredericksburg Parent and Family • March 2017 Lee's Hill/Reese Campus 10620 Spotsylvania Ave. Fredericksburg | 540.374.3150 Cosner Campus 4535 Spotsylvania Pkwy. Fredericksburg | 540.374.3160 Ladysmith Campus 18020 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Ruther Glen | 804.448.0198 It can be difficult to watch your child suffer through a fever and determine whether they require a doctor's visit or trip to the emergency room. Generally, fevers themselves are not dangerous or harmful. A fever is the immune system's natural response to fight infections, but can also be caused by heat exhaustion or severe sunburn. Signs of fever include sweating, shivering, headache, muscle aches and weakness, loss of appetite, and dehydration. Very high fevers can lead to confusion, hallucinations, and convulsions. If your child has these fever symptoms, seek medical attention right away. If your child does have a fever, that alone is not cause for alarm. Find expert care at Don't Get Fever Phobia! no. Here for You Health Tip

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