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how can i reduce a 3yr old kids fever?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Acetaminophen or: Ibuprofen can help bring down the fever. Don't use aspirin. Hope your little one feels better soon.
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Depends on how high: If it's less than 101 or so, then you might not need to do anything. Fever is the body's way of trying to kill the infection and also maximizes oxygen deliver to tissues to help fight the infection. If it's high enough, the first step is tylenol, (acetaminophen) which is great at reducing fever. If that doesn't help then you can try a tepid bath.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Jan 12, 2012
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Be patient: This is not a life threatening emergency unless there are other symptoms like lethargy. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=zkoevqtnkis for more info.

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