What to do when your child has fever

Expert advice on how to look after
your little one when they’re running a temperature.

Child health expert Dr. Carol Cooper shares her advice with us.

Looking after your little one

Dr Carol Cooper’s involvement in these videos is sponsored by CALPOL® however Dr Carol Cooper does not endorse CALPOL® or the CALPOL® Family of products.

Your child can get a slightly raised temperature from the simplest things.

But how do you know if they really have a fever? And if they really are poorly, what are the most important things you can do to look after them?


See also

Treatment advice

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