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Fever Phobia- Just a few supportive studies on why we should support fever rather than suppress it.


Ital J Pediatr. 2012 Sep 5;38:40. doi: 10.1186/1824-7288-38-40.

Knowledge, attitudes and misconceptions of primary care physicians regarding fever in children: a cross sectional study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22950655

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World J Clin Pediatr. 2012 Dec 8;1(4):29-33. doi: 10.5409/wjcp.v1.i4.29. eCollection 2012.

Fever management: Evidence vs current practice
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"..The practice of alternating antipyretics has become widespread at home and on paediatric wards without supporting scientific evidence. There is still a significant contrast between the current concept and practice, and the scientific evidence..."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25254165

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J Family Med Prim Care. 2013 Apr;2(2):153-8. doi: 10.4103/2249-4863.117409.

Comparison of cold water sponging and acetaminophen in control of Fever among children attending a tertiary hospital in South Nigeria

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24479070

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Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2002;(2):CD003676.

Paracetamol for treating fever in children. Trial evidence that paracetamol has a superior antipyretic effect than placebo is inconclusive. There is limited evidence that there is no difference between the antipyretic effect of paracetamol and physical methods.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12076499
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Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003;(2):CD004264.

Physical methods for treating fever in children.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12804512

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When should I be worried? short video with the Paediatrician.
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Good, balanced advice with humour, well done Doc!
http://youtu.be/kUuBCy0lCJI

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Tylenol lowers glutathione levels (Your body's most potent antioxidant)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15878691.


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Antipyretic therapy may increase the risk of mortality with viral infections
https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the-journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2011/vol-124-no-1338/letter-eyers

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Drugs R D. 2014 Jun; 14(2): 45–55.
Published online 2014 Jun 12. doi: 10.1007/s40268-014-0052-x
PMCID: PMC4070461


A Practical Approach to the Treatment of Low-Risk Childhood Fever


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4070461/

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Fever:  Suppress it or let it Ride?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4703655/

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Control of Fever in Septic Shock: Should We Care or Intervene?

fever may be beneficial because fever increases clearance of microorganisms, immune response, and the heat shock response (68). Furthermore, control of fever can worsen outcomes (910), whereas increasing temperature after endotoxemia can improve outcomes in animal models (11). In a retrospective cohort study, use of corticosteroids for fever control in H1N1-infected patients was associated with increased mortality (12). Finally, patients with septic shock who have hypothermia have a higher mortality than patients with fever (13).

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