NICE GUIDANCE FOR
MANAGING FEVER IN UNDER 5s4
NICE recommends a step-wise approach to managing fever in under 5s as shown below.
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Consider using either paracetamol or ibuprofen in children with fever who appear distressed
SWAP TO EITHER
Consider changing to the other agent if the child's distress is not alleviated
Only consider alternating these agents if the distress persists or recurs before the next dose is due
DO NOT GIVE
Do not give both agents simultaneously
Would you recommend ibuprofen or paracetamol to Michael?
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