The evidence behind treating fever in children

  • Antipyretics don’t appear to lengthen duration of fever in ill children
  • Antipyretics an be combined for effect, but to what end?
  • Antipyretics don’t appear to decrease risk of febrile seizure recurrence
  • Fever:  Not your enemy!



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