Fighting a fever

Fevers and kids go together like England and rain. It makes everyone miserable, confines you to the house, but you know there’s no avoiding it. If you open any parents’ medical cabinet you’ll find most toddlers drug of choice: sweet, pink (though sometimes not now), gloopy, sticky. What’s not to love? But do we really know how to treat a fever? I’m sort of aware of the guidelines, but until writing this I confess: I was a little muddled. I’ve concentrated on fevers in young children (under fives), though much will also be applicable to older ones too!

What do you do when your kids have a fever? And does a fever scare you?
Here’s this weeks science Saturday post. 


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