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When should I give my child fever-reducing medicine?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
While it might be your immediate impulse to try to bring down the fever, the truth is that you don't need to rush to the medicine cabinet if (1) the fever is not bothering the child; (2) she has no history of febrile seizures, mitochondrial disorder, or other chronic metabolic disease; and (3) she shows no other symptoms.
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