From the Blogs: Getting Worked Up Over Kids' Fevers

May 1, 2017

From the Blogs: Getting Worked Up Over Kids' Fevers

Blogger Emily Moore advises parents not to run to the medicine cabinet at the first sign of a warm forehead, in the In Practice blog.

As a mother, Emily Moore struggles with her young daughter's chronic fevers, but as a pediatric healthcare provider, she advises calm. In particular, in her In Practice blog post, she advocates teaching parents to treat a child's symptoms rather than numbers on a thermometer when it comes to medicating their kids for fever.

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