A fever is a temperature of 100.4 F degrees and higher.
The body has several ways to maintain normal body temperature. The organs involved in helping with temperature regulation include the brain, skin, muscle, and blood vessels. The body responds to changes in temperature by:
Treatment for fever varies and also depends on if there are additional ailments. To bring down a fever, some recommend switching between ibuprofen and acetaminophen; however, they may not always bring the temperature back to normal.
If you or your child has a temperature of at least 100.4 degrees (F), you should call or visit one of our conveniently located clinics to seek medical attention.