Fever Can Sometimes Be A Good Thing
The New York Times
Since we can remember the word "fever" has always had a negative connotation with parents.
Barton Schmitt, MD, pediatrician, published an article concerning "fever phobia" in which he stated that "many parents, believed that untreated fevers might rise to critical levels and that even moderate and low-grade fevers could have serious neurological effects (that is, as parents we tend to suspect that our children's brains may melt)."
A fever can be a scary thing, but most often than not it can be good for a childs immune system. A fever in older children is considered to be a positive indicator of an active immune system and considered to be beneficial to a child when ill.
Read more about Dr. Schmitt's tips for parents.
Read more about when Children's recomends calling your childs doctor.