How To Know If Your Child Has A Fever

How To Know If Your Child Has A Fever

Scott Cohen (Pediatrician, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) gives expert video advice on: How do I know if my child has a fever?

How do I know if my child has a fever?

Often a child's demeanor will change if they have a fever. Babies will start acting very fussy and maybe even start crying. You may see that they start to get a little clammy, their forehead may feel warm and they may not be eating as well. So with a fever in infants you may not actually feel them being hot. Initially the fever may just cause a change in demeanor. In older kids with a fever, it's the same thing, but on top of it they're burning up. Then you take their temperature and you'll know for sure.