‘Fever can be a child’s friend’: New research claims a high temperature could actually help children get better

feverWhen the flu season hits, many parents will be reaching for the cold compresses and medication to cool their feverish child.

But it seems a high temperature could actually help children battle an illness.

An American pediatrician has revealed the high fevers typical of many childhood illnesses can help force a child to slow down, rest and sleep more – all vital in recovering.

‘Fevers can actually help your child recover more quickly, especially if he or she is battling a viral illness.

Parents are advised to seek medical help if a child’s temperature reaches 104F (40C) or above. Fortunately most fevers are caused by a viral infection, and clear up on their own within a few days.

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