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Another vote for I don't typically use fever reducers.
Sometimes IF the child is having trouble sleeping I will give a low dose at night to allow them to fall asleep.
Typically they have been extra sleepy when sick though. The last time one of them had a fever-causing illness was a couple years ago. She had a fever, was very tired, and no appetite at all. DH was all worried about the no-eating thing and kept telling me to make her eat something and give her medicine, etc.
I told him her fever was not high enough to be dangerous, and forcing her to eat would only make her feel worse. I did push her to keep drinking plenty. When she started to ask for food, I immediately provided some. She ate half of it and then went back to bed again, and slept the rest of the day. After a couple days of this, she was fine, back to her usual cheery self. Miraculously none of the other kids caught it!
I'm glad your little one is doing better!