Fevers may be caused by viral or bacterial infections such as ear, respiratory congestion, tonsilitis, urinary tract infection, heat stroke, chronic illnesses or bronchitis and are often an attempt by the body to kill off harmful viruses and bacteria within the body. These organisms live at body temperature and when the internal environment raises in temperature their protein structures are damaged and white blood cells are activated to digest them. Some fevers can actually be considered a healing crisis and are beneficial to activate a child’s immunity, burn off wastes and improve overall health. However, fevers in children can be worrying to a parent and it is very helpful to know the best way to allay a fever and at what stage to seek medical help. Most cases of mild fever will burn off within a few days but dont take chances when there is a raging fever, it is best to use common sense, trust your instincts and seek medical help.