Antipyretic Treatment in Young Children With Fever
I just thought I’d use this study to illustrate a point. This study finds that alternating between acetominophen and ibuprofen has a greater effect at lower a fever then either alone. So what’s the problem? Seems pretty clear cut, right? There has never, to date, that I have ever seen or anyone’s been able to produce for me, that antipyretic therapy is safe or effective or produces a better outcome than placebo. Never. Remember that fever (within reason–we’re not talking about 104 degrees here) is a programmed response by the body so it can more efficiently fight off infections.
At some point you’d think someone might actually think that shutting this normal process down may actually be a bad thing. But apparently no one that funds any studies!! Just another example to cite when “mainstream” medicine throws the “no evidence for alternative medicine” line at you.