Scientific use of anti-fever medicine for children, no need to take anti-fever medicine if the temperature is lower than 38.5℃
In order to minimize the side effects, take the antipyretic as little as possible. Wang Zhihong, a pharmacist in charge of the Department of Pharmacy of Beijing Hospital of the Ministry of Health, said that when the body temperature is lower than 38.5℃, even if it is higher than normal body temperature, there is no need to take anti-fever medicine. Anti-fever medicine is used to lower the temperature by sweating. For ordinary patients with high fever, the body temperature can basically be lowered by taking a pill of anti-fever medicine. If you take anti-fever medicine and your body temperature still cannot drop after the medicine takes effect, you should cooperate with physical cooling methods, such as rubbing your body with alcohol and applying ice packs.
The time to take the medicine again must be based on the drug insert. If the medicine insert says "Reuse every 6-8 hours", take it again after 6-8 hours after the first dose. Pharmacist Wang Zhihong emphasized that during fever, most patients have poor appetite and drink less water. If fever-reducing drugs are taken too frequently, it will easily lead to collapse, gastric mucosal injury, and even gastric bleeding. In severe cases, nephritis can also result.
Anti-fever medicine should not be used for more than 3 days. After 3 days, the body temperature has not returned to normal, which means that the condition is more serious and complicated. You need to go to the hospital for detailed examination. The key is to find the cause of the fever. If the fever is caused by a cold, then Treat the cold, cure the cold, and the fever will disappear naturally.