|Developing a high temperature is apart of the bodyís natural way of supporting the immune system in fighting off illness and infection, however, it can become dangerous if the bodyís temperature becomes too high, especially in children.
When children and infants develop a fever it is very important to monitor them closely and try and bring down their fevers to avoid complications such as dehydration and febrile seizures. In addition, itís not enough to reduce a fever without trying to discover the underlying cause.
In some cases, a mild fever in infants and children are indicative of a serious illness that needs medical attention and prompt treatment. However, low grade fevers in older children and adults are usually not serious and provided the underlying cause is not serious, they can generally be managed successfully at home.