fever phobia

fever phobia

A popular term for the response of parents to childhood fever, which may result in inappropriate overmanagement with antipyretics. See Fever.
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Fever phobia: 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.
'Fever phobia' 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.
If doctors were clear about this, there would be a lot less 'fever phobia' around."
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.
Fever phobia 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 out there.
Both studies found evidence that many parents still suffer from "fever phobia," which can result in overly aggressive dosing of antipyretics.