About us

What is the purpose of the FeverFriendTM campaign?

Unreasonable fear of fever, endeavor to comfort and the consequent unjustified use of medication is one of the most common phenomena in health care today.

Antipyretics are the most commonly used drugs in paediatrics.

Therefore, we strive to make the latest evidence-based scientific knowledge of the optimal fever as a normal physiological phenomenon widely available.

We wish to promote an accepting attitude towards fever.

We believe the time has come to to introduce best practices.

Our goal is to reduce the health and economic burden on the individual, and the risks arising from current practice in homecare, emergency and institutional care.

 

Our professional partners:

University of Pécs      University Witten

Hungarian Medical Chamber      Hungarian Emergency Service     Heim Pál Childrens Hospital

 

How do we do what we do?

  1. Authentically: We follow the evidence-based literature regularly. The sources used are indicated. The content of the website is thus constantly being updated and expanded to keep abreast of changes in knowledge.
  2. Pluralistically: we orient ourselves to- and inform our readers about the different perspectives and experiences within the profession. Therefore, what we report might unusual, surprising, little-known, or even unknown. 
    We welcome any constructive comments or suggestions.
  3. The content of the website, the training courses and the application are protected by copyright. When citing, the source must be documented with FeverFriendTM.
    Their use, at all times, is the personal responsibility of the user and is not a substitute for medical care.
  4. We distance ourselves from scientifically unproven views, extremes and divisive comments and attitudes that threaten the safety of patients.
  5. In the public interest, free from individual, policy and economic interests.

Thank you for your donations to support our work!

Civil Support Nonprofit Ltd.    

Bank account: HU33162001371853479500000000     

 

Who are we?

A staff of 10: doctors, health-care professionals, sociology and pedagogical professionals, excellent computer programmers and enthusiastic, experienced parents.

Leader of the initiative: Henrik Szőke, MD, Ph.D., pediatrician, associate professor

 

Version update: 18th December 2020