We all probably grew up in an age when Tylenol was dispensed the moment our mommies felt our forehead and decided it was warm. They were only doing what they thought was right and probably as doctors had instructed. Bringing a fever down and eliminating this discomfort was a goal, without any acknowledgment of the very purpose of a fever. And that purpose is to raise the body temperature high enough to kill the offending bacteria or virus and stimulate the immune system to do its job.
This time of year our kids go back to school and come home with all sorts of bugs. Well, don’t make the mistake of giving your child fever reducers. Please read more from both of this article which should convince you if you are not already convinced.