Feverish child? Stay cool

It is common for children to run a temperature and this can usually be managed at home instead of rushing them to the emergency department, doctors say

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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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 25, 2019, with the headline Feverish child? Stay cool. Subscribe