: a comparison survey between caregivers in the inpatient ward and caregivers at the outpatient department in a children's hospital in China 2015; 15:163.
' in the emergency department: a survey of children's caregivers.
Although often exaggerated, this anxiety--which is sometimes referred to as "fever phobia
"--is not completely unwarranted as fever is a good indication that something is wrong.
: Misconceptions of parents about fevers.
If doctors were clear about this, there would be a lot less 'fever phobia
In 1980, the physician Barton Schmitt coined the term "fever phobia
" to designate the numerous misconceptions parents had about fever.
Although fever is normal and often beneficial to the immune system, "fever phobia
" remains prevalent, and pediatricians must redirect overblown parental concerns about their child's fever, reported Dr.
A misplaced 'fever phobia
' in society means parents too frequently use both medicines to bring down even slight temperatures, said a group of American pediatricians.
is a term used to describe parents' unrealistic concerns about fever (Crocetti, Moghbeli, & Serwint, 2001).
She said: "Fever is the number one reason why people call the doctor as there is a lot of fever phobia
Both studies found evidence that many parents still suffer from "fever phobia
," which can result in overly aggressive dosing of antipyretics.