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Is it normal for a fever to come and go during toddler virus?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Yes: Most children have higher fevers in the evening or night, and lower temps during the day. This is one of the reasons that we use the rule of 24 hours without fever before returning to school or daycare. Just because the fever may be normal in the morning doesn't mean that the child is no longer contagious.
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Last updated Nov 11, 2013

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