Third of parents may be 'unnecessarily giving children fever-reducing medicine'

According to a new poll conducted in the U.S., some parents may not be properly measuring or responding to elevated temperatures in little ones. Following a survey of over 1,350 respondents, researchers from the University of Michigan Health reported that most parents recognise how a low- grade fever can help a child's body fight off infection yet one in three would give fever-reducing medication for spiked temperatures below 100.4 F (38°C).