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How is a fever treated?

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Treatments vary depending on the cause of the fever. For example, antibiotics would be used for a bacterial infection such as strep throat.

The most common treatments for fever include over-the-counter drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve). Children and teens should not take aspirin because it's linked to condition called Reye’s syndrome.

From: Fever Facts WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Fever.” 

National Cancer Institute: “Fever.”

Cunha, B.A. , December 2007. Infectious Disease Clinics of North American

KidsHealth.org: “Fever and Taking Your Child's Temperature.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Fever.” 

National Cancer Institute: “Fever.”

Cunha, B.A. , December 2007. Infectious Disease Clinics of North American

KidsHealth.org: “Fever and Taking Your Child's Temperature.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

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