Children have a tendency to suffer from higher fevers than adults. However, the severity of your child’s illness may not be indicated by the level of fever. When a child has an increase in temperature, they may not behave like their usual self. You may notice them play and eat less or they may be fussy, cranky, and uncomfortable.
Causes of Fever in Children
Different causes of fever in children may need different ways of management and treatment from both the parent and the doctor.
The most common culprit is caused by infection— bacterial or viral. Each year, young children may experience seven to ten viral illnesses with fever, especially if they are exposed to different places and things. Bacteria come in second as a source of infection.
Some common viral or bacterial causes of fever in children are: