Common in young children


Older children

A little fever isn’t usually a worry. Contact your GP if your child seems unusually ill, or has a high temperature which doesn’t come down.

It's important to ensure your child drinks as much fluid as possible.

Keep the room at a comfortable temperature (18°C).

Give liquid paracetamol in the correct recommended dose for your child.

Aspirin should not be given to children for treatment of pain or a fever.

Please ask your local Pharmacist to advise about medicines.

Source: DoH Birth to five edition 2009.