Don't get hot and bothered if your child has a fever

Many parents worry when their children develop high fever, perhaps mistakenly fearing that this leads to brain damage or fits.
Many parents worry when their children develop high fever, perhaps mistakenly fearing that this leads to brain damage or fits.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - If you are a parent or caregiver, you may have had the experience of rushing a feverish child to the children's emergency department of a public hospital - only to get stuck waiting your turn.

Earlier this month, Dr Jade Kua, a consultant at the emergency medicine department at KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) wrote on her personal blog that the hospital saw many non-urgent cases of fever in the children's emergency ward during the Chinese New Year holidays.

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