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When a kid has a fever does it usually mean they have an infection?

Or could it just be a cold?


Asked by chrisnjoesmom at 2:29 PM on Jul. 16, 2008 in Health

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  • you do not get a fever with a cold. a fever is the result of your childs immune system fighting off an infection. don't immediately dose with tylenol. see first if he fights it off. if it goes over 101. start tylenol. and worry not. you don't send an army to war without letting it first fight a skirmish.

    Answer by princezzmommie at 10:33 PM on Jul. 16, 2008

  • A fever is one of the body's defenses against any type of infection - even colds. Sometimes the body uses a fever when it doesn't really need too - allergies and teething are two examples.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 2:32 PM on Jul. 16, 2008

  • Depends.
    Fevers be caused by different things.
    1. Teething
    2. Ear Infection
    3. Cold
    4. Flu
    5. Allergys
    6. The Mystery Fever! = Some fevers pop up and there is no sign of anything else.


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:33 PM on Jul. 16, 2008

  • I took my son to the doctor cause he was getting worse, his fever was up to 103.... he has a bad throat infection with blistering on it so now he's on antibiotics and Tylenol/Motrin every 4 hours. Thanks for the replies!

    Answer by chrisnjoesmom at 12:39 PM on Jul. 17, 2008