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A 35-year-old female asked:

19 month old has fever. cant seam to break it. gave empaped suppository. what else can i do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Missing data: How much fever ? What do you mean by break ? Infants/toddlers have many viral & other illnesses & the fever is a natural response. It usually continues to some extent until the illness is over. Fever meds seldom take more than some off the peak level. Recovery is more likely to be speedy when fluid balance & nutrition are maintained.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
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No: The typical fevers of childhood illnesses do not cause brain trauma and damage. If the fever is caused by an infection of the brain (meningitis or encephalitis), the infection can cause damage but not the fever. Fevers from heat stroke (in the 107 degree range or more) may cause brain damage but these are not typical fevers of childhood. They result from exposure to extreme heat.
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How can I treat my baby or toddler's fever?

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Depends: Fever is a symptom and by itself may not need treatment. It is the underlying reason for the fever that is important. Fever in children less than 2-3 months and in very ill acting infants should be evaluated by someone familiar with children's health care. When treating fever Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen are the common medications used in the country. Care should be used not to use too much.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why do infants get fevers?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Immune response: Fever is part of the bodies "immune" response to getting infected, and is actually useful to help prevent the germs from multiplying. Other parts of the immune response include development of antibodies to fight the infection, but that takes much more time than developing a fever.
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How can I manage a fever in the third trimester?

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Tylenol (acetaminophen): For a minor fever, such as below 103.5 degrees f you can use tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How are febrile seizures treated?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Treat the fever: Febrile seizures rarely are dangerous to the child if managed well. More risk is the illness and the child's overall health. Medication can be given at onset to stop the seizure. Daily medication is no longer recommended.

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