A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5 F) is a fever.

As a parent it can be extremely worrying if your child has a high temperature. However, it's very common and often clears up by itselfwithout treatment.

A quick and easy way tofind out whether your child has afever is to take their temperature using a thermometer .

Content supplied by the NHS Website

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 24 Jan 2017