Capital Area Pediatrics: A Leading Pediatric Practice in Northern Virginia

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Children & Fevers: What You Need To Know
Posted on 02/06/2018 17:24

Children & Fevers: What You Need To Know We all get a fever now and again - but for parents, few things are as stressful as a sick child. With a nasty flu virus going around this season, a rising temperature can be particularly worrisome. And it begs the question: what should be done when a child begins to feel sick? 

Understanding Fevers

A fever is defined as a temperature over 100.4 F (38.0 C). Normally, our bodies rest at about 98.6 F (37 C). The keyword here is “about” - it’s normal for our temperature to fluctuate throughout the day. Your temperature is also influenced by your age, the activities you’re participating in, and other factors.

While the magic number is 100.4 F, there are still other things to consider when evaluating a fever. In fact, most fevers usually don't indicate anything serious! Fevers are a natural response to the presence of germs that may make us sick. And fevers alone do not always provide a good indication of how serious the problem is; some major infections only cause a mild fever, while simple colds can cause a high one.

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  • Falls Church

    Falls Church
    407 N. Washington Street
    Suite 100
    Falls Church, VA 22046
    P: (703) 237-5919
    F: (703) 241-1863

    Mon: 9 AM - 8:30 PM
    Tue: 9 AM - 8:30 PM
    Wed: 9 AM - 8:30 PM
    Thu: 9 AM - 8:30 PM
    Fri: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
    Sat: 9 AM - 12 PM

  • Herndon

    Herndon
    12950 Highland Crossing Drive
    Suite H
    Herndon, VA 20171
    P: (703) 860-4200
    F: (703) 860-1528

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  • Ryan Park

    Ryan Park
    43480 Yukon Drive.
    Suite 206
    Ashburn, VA 20147
    P: (703) 723-3201
    F: (703) 729-2736

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    Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM
    Sat: 9 AM - 12 PM

  • Sleepy Hollow

    Sleepy Hollow
    6565 Arlington Boulevard
    Suite 210
    Falls Church, VA 22042
    P: (703) 534-1000
    F: (703) 536-7763

    Mon: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Tue: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Wed: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Thu: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Fri: 8 AM - 8 PM
    Sat: 9 AM - 1 PM

  • Vienna

    Vienna
    410 Maple Avenue West
    #5
    Vienna, VA 22180
    P: (703) 938-2244
    F: (703) 938-3669

    Mon: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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    Fri: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
    Sat: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Sun: 9 AM - 12 PM (Urgent Appointments Only)

  • Central Business Office

    Central Business Office
    10461 White Granite Dr.
    Suite 210
    Oakton, VA 22124
    P: (703) 359-5160
    F: (703) 383-9577

    Mon: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
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    Wed: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
    Thu: 8:30 AM to 5 PM
    Fri: 8:30 AM to 5 PM

  • Developmental Behavioral

    Developmental Behavioral
    407 N. Washington Street
    Suite 100
    Falls Church, VA 22046

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