What works best for fever in babies?

Ibuprofen may work more quickly and is just as safe as paracetamol, review shows

While paracetamol and ibuprofen are equally safe for children under age two, ibuprofen may bring down fevers more quickly in the first four hours of use, a study suggests.

baby with a fever

Researchers also found that ibuprofen resulted in reduced temperatures and less pain at 24 hours compared with paracetamol, in a review published in JAMA Network Open.

Co-author Dr Stuart Dalziel, a professor of paediatrics and emergency medicine at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, said the study showed ibuprofen was