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Hippocrates said, “Give me a fever and I can cure the child”. Caring for a sick child can be a frightening experience for a parent, especially if a fever is involved.
Fever is the body’s normal response to infection – it’s a natural defense mechanism. High temperature triggers the body’s production of infection-fighting white blood cells and inhibits the growth of viruses and bacteria. If you lower the fever, you may be affecting the body’s ability to respond to that infection.
Here are some interesting links to articles on Fevers:
Have you ever taken Tylenol to treat mild pain or reduce a fever? If so, then you’ve taken acetaminophen. It’s the generic name for the drug in Tylenol. This drug is also sold under many other brand names and is an ingredient in many over-the-counter drugs. It’s quite possible that you’ve taken it and not even known.
Here is some additional info on Tylenol and acetaminophens: