BEST START: Change in Season Brings Sickness

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Dr. Susan Averitt, from Best Start pediatrics in Springdale, talks this week about sicknesses that come with the change in the weather.

"What we're seeing now is fevers spiking up to about 103 degrees. This can be very concerning for parents because they often don't know when to take their child to the doctor," Dr. Averitt said.

If your child has a fever and minor symptoms, but seems to look okay between fever episodes, it may be okay to watch them at home for a couple of days.

Dr. Averitt said to treat your child with fever reducers, and make sure they're getting plenty to drink. She also said if your child has a fever, they should stay home from school until they are fever free for 24 hours.

Dr. Susan Averitt, M.D.
Board-Certified Pediatrician
5501 Willow Creek Drive, Suite 104
Springdale, Arkansas 72762
Phone (479) 575-9359
Fax (479) 575-9415
http://www.beststartpediatrics.com