For years I’ve tried to reassure the parents of the kids in my practice that “fever is your friend.” My advice is based upon studies that show that NOT treating a fever will help children recover more quickly from viral … Continue reading
When children and adults in my practice receive a vaccine, I recommend ibuprofen or acetaminophen to reduce discomfort, inflammation, or low-grade fever. Now comes a study that will change my practice.
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Parents, do you suffer from fever phobia? Have you ever: • Awakened a sleeping child to take his or her temperature? • Chased down a running, giggling but slightly feverish child with a dose of Tylenol? • Forced a whimpering, … Continue reading