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Ibuprofen or acetaminophen: Which is better for treating your child’s fever?

Ask babies with fever how they feel, and they’ll say … well, they probably won’t say anything, because they’re babies. But ask older kids, and they’ll look at you funny, and maybe say “Why are you asking me?” Kids these days, am I right? Fevers make kids feel bad. Achy and miserable and bleh. So for comfort, I think it’s a good idea to treat fever in a child who’s uncomfortable. What’s important isn’t the number — how high the fever is — but how the child feels. Feeling bad? Let’s help you feel better. (By the way, even though they make your child feel miserable, fevers will not harm your child in any way. Don’t be afraid of fevers.) Continue reading...

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