In 2007 British journal of clinical practice published NICE guidelines on fever.
It contains practical advice on fever care.
Here is the set of guidelines
Use of Antipyretic Agents
Building Confidence in Parents
It is a myth that is constantly maintained that the fevers can get too high and death ensues.
Another myth is that when the temperature gets too high, febrile convulsions may result.
These are myths and cause widespread anxiety about fever.
There is a concern or rather phobia about high temperature as it is believed that reducing the temperature makes the child feel more comfortable.
However, all fevers need not to be managed aggressively. Rather the need is to address the distress in the parents
Rather than advising to fear and fight a fever,the physician advice should support the fever process and, as such, build confidence in parents caring for their feverish child. This would enable the parents to cope with situation better and child is also not unduly stressed seeing concerned parents.
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