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Physical treatment of fever
  1. A S EL-RADHI, Consultant Paediatrician
  1. Queen Mary's Hospital
  2. Sidcup DA14 6LT
  3. Kent, UK

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Editor,—I read with interest the paper by Purssel,1 and I am in agreement with his conclusion that tepid sponging offers little advantage over the administration of paracetamol alone in most cases. I would go as far as saying that tepid sponging offers no advantage in the vast majority of cases. We no longer use fans and sponging, but remove some clothing (keeping a vest …

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