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Family: Fever is ally against illness

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published March 4, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.

Get out the medicines to bring the temperature down.

That’s what most parents have been taught to do when their child feels hot and feverish. But is that the best way to react?

In most cases, no, doctors now say. In fact, with some exceptions, fevers are usually good for sick children, encouraging them to rest and sleep.

See Wednesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Family section for more.


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