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Dyson Pediatrics office is closed on Friday 07/03/2020 in observance of the Fourth of July. We will resume normal business hours on Monday 07/06/2020.

Dyson Medical | 2222 N. Craycroft Rd, Ste#150, Tucson, AZ 85712

Our walk in hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 10:30am and 1pm – 2:30pm

(520) 202-3488

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We take same day appointments
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We take same day appointments

Fever – Understanding a Fever

A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. Your child’s normal body temperature varies with his age, general health, activity level, the time of day and how much clothing he is wearing. Everyone’s temperature tends to be lower early in the morning and higher between late afternoon and early evening. Temperature’s tend to peak again around 2am. Body temperature also will be slightly higher with strenuous exercise.

Most pediatricians consider any thermometer reading above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) a sign of a fever. This number may vary depending on the method used for taking your child’s temperature. If you call me, say which method you used.

If your child has a fever, it is probably a sign that her body is fighting an infection. When your child becomes ill because of a virus or bacteria, her body may respond by increasing body temperature. It is important to remember that, except in the case of heat stroke, fever itself is not an illness — only a symptom of one. Fever itself also is not a sign that your child needs an antibiotic.

Many conditions, such as an ear infection, a common cold, the flu, a urinary tract infection or pneumonia, may cause a child to develop a fever. In some cases, medication, injury, poison or an extreme level of overactivity may produce a fever. An environment that is too hot may result in heat stroke, a potentially dangerous rise in body temperature. It is important to look for the cause of the fever.

Fevers are generally harmless and help your child fight infection. They can be considered a good sign that your child’s immune system is working and the body is trying to rid itself of the infection.

If your child has a fever, her heart and breathing rates naturally will speed up. You may notice that your child feels warm. She may appear flushed or perspire more than usual. Her body also will require more fluids.

Some children feel fine when they have a fever. However, most will have symptoms of the illness that is causing the fever. Your child may have an earache, a sore throat, a rash or a stomachache. These signs can provide important clues as to the cause of your child’s fever.

YOUR HEALTH IS OUR #1 PRIORITY

If you are worried about COVID-19, please be reassured that we are following the health and safety guidelines as prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

All Patients and staff must wear a mask
Hand sanitizer is readily available
We encourage all patients to maintain a distance of at least 6 feet away from other patients

Patients may elect to wait in their vehicles after checking in for their appointment

Patients may also take advantage of the seating options located in our courtyard

We kindly ask that patients reschedule their appointment if they are experiencing flu like symptoms

STAY HEALTHY!