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Parents: Don’t fear all fevers

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

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Using acetaminophen (Tylenol) following vaccination may reduce efficacy

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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Preventive Probiotics Cut Cold Symptoms in Kids

When given preventively over the winter months, probiotics reduce fever, cough, and runny noses in children, researchers said in a new study. They found that a 6-month course of probiotics – good bacteria that can aid immune function – was … Continue reading

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Parents fret needlessly over fever

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

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