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Treat Fever Without Tylenol
My 2 year old has had a fever for 4 days now. I have treated her with motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen). The fever has gone from 99.1 to 102.4?
Time to see doctor: I'm not sure exactly what your question is, but it sounds like she needs to be seen if she's had fever over 102 for four days. If you're unable to get her temperature down, recheck the doses of medicine you're giving her. Remember that fever can be helpful in fighting infection, so if she's 101 but acting fine, you don't need to treat it. Fluids will help. Keep her loosely dressed. ...Read more
Marie is 1 year old. Has chest confession. X Ray was negative. Dr. Told us that they treat symptoms but not fever. Is that right? Said Tylenol (acetaminophen) ok.
4y/o has fever range 102-104 he is vomiting and can't keep tylenol (acetaminophen) down. Any suggestions on how to treat the fever and his stomach bug?
5-year old with a low grade fever between 101 and 102 for 2 days. Cough. Healthy appetite. No complaints in terms of throat, etc. Should we continue to treat with Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen) or see Doctor?
Give another day : Most likely the child has an upper respiratory viral infection, which resolved in 5-7 days with symptomatic treatment only like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin. If fevers persists beyond a week, child should be examined for any secondary bacterial infection which generally needs antibiotics. ...Read more
Weight based meds: Both tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetomenophen) and advil (ibuprofen) have age and weight based dosing for children with fever. Luke warm bath splashing can also help--do not use ice water or alcohol baths! of course, finding the reason for the fever is most important, so if the child is ill, they should be evaluated by the doctor. Do not give Aspirin to children under 18, to avoid reye's syndrome, a bad liver dzz. ...Read more
Fever: Fever is the body's way of fighting infection so it is not really a bad sign. Fever will break when a viral infection runs its course( 3 to 10 days) or when the bacterial infection succumbs to the antibiotic (24 to 72 hours). So the fever may not break after 4 hours - the expected duration of action of acetaminophen. ...Read more
What weight?: To give the most precise dose you need to do it based on weight. Typically for tylenol (acetaminophen) you want to give 10-15 mg/kg per dose every 4-6 hrs as needed. However, I don't think your child needs tylenol (acetaminophen) for a temp of 99.8. Of course if your child looks uncomfortable you can try a dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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