Is there a consensus regarding antifebrile medication use for mid-grade fevers?
March 8, 2011 3:15 AM Subscribe
Is there a general consensus in the medical world regarding whether it is better or not to use fever reducing medications (aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, etc.) for medium-grade fevers?
posted by Bugbread to health & fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I know that there are medical opinions regarding whether or not to use fever reduction medications for medium fevers, backed up by rational, logical reasoning. The problem is, both from Internet research and consultation with actual doctors, I have heard perfectly cromulent arguments stated by doctors on both sides. So my question isn't really "should they be used" as much as "is there a medical consensus (10/90 or the like) or an overwhelming trend (30/70) or is opinion generally divided (50/50)?" (plus, of course, which sides are which on those divisions).