Do Not Do Recommendation
Antipyretic agents do not prevent febrile convulsions and should not be used specifically for this purpose.
Do Not Do Recommendation Details
- Antipyretic agents do not prevent febrile convulsions and should not be used specifically for this purpose.
- Antipyretic agents
Source guidance details
- Feverish illness in children (CG160)
- Published date:
- May 2013
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- Forehead chemical thermometers are unreliable and should not be used by healthcare professionals.
- Children with symptoms and signs suggesting pneumonia who are not admitted to hospital should not routinely have a chest X-ray.
- Do not prescribe oral antibiotics to children with fever without apparent source
- Do not routinely perform blood tests and chest X-rays in children with fever who have no features of serious illness (that is, the 'green' group).
- Tepid sponging is not recommended for the treatment of fever.
- Children with fever should not be underdressed or over-wrapped.
- Do not use antipyretic agents with the sole aim of reducing body temperature in children with fever.
- When using paracetamol or ibuprofen in children with fever, do not give both agents simultaneously.