Really only necessary if your kid is very uncomfortable. They will only drop the temperature and help with pain if there’s any going on.
They do not fight infection.
Remember the fever is actually helping the body fight the infection so you may want to just let it do it’s thing.
It’s a super good idea to keep a notepad of when you’ve given them medication, in case you do need to go to the hospital and to avoid double dosing with your sleep-deprived spouse.
Don’t be alarmed, when the medications kick in (about 30-60 minutes) your little one will complain of feeling hot and start sweating. This means it’s working! You have successfully “broken” the fever and reset your child’s thermostat. Super parent!