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1 in 3 Parents May Unnecessarily Give Children Fever-Reducing Medicine

February 20, 2023


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5-15 mins
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Seasonality across schools or daycares brings children under regular exposure to circulating viruses. A warm forehead is often one of the first clear signs a child has caught a bug. While most parents recognize that a low-grade fever helps a child’s body fight off infection, one in three would give fever-reducing medication for spiked temperatures below 100.4, which is not recommended, according to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan Health.

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