Is paracetamol still safe for children?

Medical lore has created something of a cult around the measurement of children’s temperatures.

A fever seems to be something which is suspected and then recorded, swiftly followed by the administration of medicine to “bring it down”.

Some confessions. My home medical kit isn’t up to much. At one point it did contain a thermometer, which came free with a purchase at a petrol station and subsequently broke. It was a complement to what I saw as the only vital medical accessory for a household with children: infant paracetamol.

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