Author - Frank Belmonte


Dr. Frank Belmonte, D.O. is a pediatrician with Advocate Lutheran General Children's Hospital, one of the most comprehensive providers of pediatric care in the state. The only children’s hospital in the greater north and northwest suburban region of Chicago, it is a major regional referral center for a broad range of infant and pediatric services, a Level III perinatal facility (the highest level) and designated as a Pediatric Critical Care Center by the Illinois Department of Public Health Emergency Medical Services for Children.

Don't Fear Children's Fevers; They May Help Kids Heal

For children, fever is a normal response to illness. But for parents, it’s a major cause of anxiety and visits to the pediatrician. 

Fever is a physiological mechanism that helps fight infection and is defined as a body temperature greater than 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C).   In and of itself, fever is not known to endanger a generally healthy child and actually may benefit kids during acute illness.

Are fevers dangerous?

High temperatures do not always correlate wit...

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Frank Belmonte