A member asked:

My daughter has an ear infection how do i keep her temp down when tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibprofrin are not doing the trick?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Farhad Sigari answered

Specializes in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Be seen: If children have a persistent or rising fever despite being adequately treated with tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofin - it requires a visit to the pediatrician or er. High fevers in children can lead to trouble quickly.

Answered 1/17/2012


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Some temps R OK: There seems to be a fascination, driven by ?Tv advertising that temperature is always bad. Certainly a kid 2-3 days into rx for ear infection shouldn't still have 103, yet a 100 with a co-existing cold should be expected. Its time to quit waking up kids to take fever meds for low grade temp when sleep would do everybody more good.My goal is comfort not the absence of fever.

Answered 10/23/2016



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