Shannon Kluppel, M.D.
 

 
     
Fever
 
  Fever is a common sign that something is going on with your child.  However, it is not telling us where the problem is coming from.  How high of a fever also does not tell us how sick your child is, nor how serious the problem could be.  Most important is how the fever affects the behavior of your child.  If the fever is high, but your child does not seem to feel that bad, the fever may not indicate an emergency.