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My baby is diagnosis with herpangina. His fever runs 102-103. Should I wake him to give him another dose of Motrin? His temp is rising again and he's hot
Depends: If your baby is prone to seizures due to fever, absolutely wake him. Motrin doses should be 6 hours apart at least. Other options include cool compresses, tepid (NOT COLD) bath, and being careful not to overdress him. If you want to give him medication to bring the fever down, but it's too early for the next dose of motrin, a dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) in between can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good day; Herpangina is a viral infection which causes small blisters (vesicles) that quickly rupture to form small ulcers. Most common in youngsters; however, Herpangina has potential to affect all ages. The virus is usually spread by mouth- via the saliva. Symptoms include fever, headaches, and terrible sore throats. Oral meds. acetaminophen or ibuprofen and ...Read more
One year old son has herpangina. His fever 104.0 gave him Tylenol (acetaminophen). What can I do? Im breastfeeding him. What can I do to make him better?
Poor baby!: Poor baby! This is a common viral infection, but can cause a painful sore throat for little ones. Keep breastfeeding him through the illness, it will provide comfort as well as protective antibodies. You can add in Ibuprofen to assist with pain. It also lasts longer than tylenol (acetaminophen). If we weighs around 22 pounds then he can have a teaspoon. You can give every six hours as needed for pain. ...Read more
Fever/blood pressure spikes/red "splotches" sporadic on face/ears/neck/chest/arms. Now maybe herpangina in mouth? Other possible cause?
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