A 37-year-old female asked:
14month old son.what temperature means fever?what to do immediately when fever?give infant tylenol (acetaminophen) or something?pl suggest.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Cindy Juster answered
35 years experience Pediatrics
Please see below: Different people have different definitions of what constitutes fever. If his temperature is between 99.5-101, I would call it a low grade fever. If he's happy, you don't have to give him Tylenol (acetaminophen). If he's cranky or in pain, then give it. If his temp is 102+, it's reasonable to see the Dr. to make sure it's not more than a virus. Offer plenty of healthy liquids to him.
Answered on Jan 9, 2015
Dr. Christine Hom answered
29 years experience Pediatrics
Take a breath: For most healthy children, I consider 101 to be a fever. For tiny or sick babies it's different. Take a breath and immediately take a good look at your son. Is he breathing usually/comfortably? Is he drinking fluids and having wet diapers? Fever is a defense mechanism which helps your body fight infections by making it less hospitable. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can lower fever, but isn't always needed.
Answered on Oct 28, 2015
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