oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Fever and pain in children : medicine cupboard

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1608-9634
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1068



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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