oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Fever and pain in children : medicine cupboard
|Article Title||Fever and pain in children : medicine cupboard|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmacist's Assistant|
|Author||Jacqueline Van Schoor|
|Publication Date||Autumn 2009|
Fever can cause discomfort in a child but is not usually harmful, unless the child has a chronic disease e.g. asthma, cystic fibrosis. In fact, fever may have beneficial effects and helps the immune system deal with infection e.g. a common cold. Therefore, whether and when fever should be treated is a subject of considerable debate.
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