Is it just us, or do children only spike fevers on Friday evenings, riiight after the pediatrician’s office has closed for the week? Regardless, dealing with your child’s fever can be harrowing stuff, whether she’s seven months old or seven years old. And it’s extra stressful when it’s time for bed, and you’re not sure whether to let her sleep it off…or phone the answering service and wait for a call-back.
So, should you let your child sleep with a fever? Probably, says Dr. Sara Kopple of Westmed Medical Group in New Rochelle, New York. But first and foremost, you need to understand the severity of the fever and make sure you’re taking steps to properly manage it.
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