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    Default A Fever Is A Good Thing, Don't Suppress It

    February 25, 2013

    A low fever can actually benefit a sick child, and researchers have attributed parental tendencies to over-treat by "fever phobia"--a fear that fever is harmful--which they say originated after the introduction of anti-fever drugs like Tylenol. In addressing this important concern of parents, it's vital to understand that a fever serves to protect your body against infection and trauma in three major ways.

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    A child with a fever can be a really scary thing for a parent. The article presents very useful info. Don't know if I buy the whole "febrile seizure" explanation. These seizures are apparently short-lived and caused by a rapid increase in body temperature, not by a specific temperature. Nice to know brain damage doesn't occur until 107 degrees F.

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