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Whats the best way to bring down your child's fever?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Fever

Fever is a generally beneficial response to infection and helps to fight the infection.
The only reasons to reduce fever are that the individual is patently uncomfortable with the fever, or that their heart or lungs cannot tolerate it, or that the fever has reached heights in a child which place them at risk of seizures (>105). You can use tepid washcloth baths, low dose pediatric tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc.

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In brief: Fever

Fever is a generally beneficial response to infection and helps to fight the infection.
The only reasons to reduce fever are that the individual is patently uncomfortable with the fever, or that their heart or lungs cannot tolerate it, or that the fever has reached heights in a child which place them at risk of seizures (>105). You can use tepid washcloth baths, low dose pediatric tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc. Engage with a doctor now ›
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Dr. Martin Raff
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