Why and how long. You do not mention why your child is on amox or for how long. Or what is a slight fever. Kids on antibiotics for a bacterial infection usually break their fever within 72 hours.
Yes. But if the fever does not seem to be bothering him, do nothing. Fever may be beneficial in helping to fight infection. Often we treat our own anxiety by giving children medication which may not be needed. If, however, he is restless, inconsolable, not feeding well, crying and irritable, trying a pediatric dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) is fine.
My 7 month old grandson has a fever of 101.8 also runny nose and cough. Should we call the dr. Or give tylenol (acetaminophen) or wait.
How does he look? If he is alert, is willing to drink some fluids, wants to cuddle with you and have you read to him that favorite book, he does not need a doctor tonight. Fever is not a disease that needs treatment - it is just one of many symptoms that something is going on. At his age, likely a virus, but if he is not acting right or fever persists, then call your doc tomorrow for further advice. Drink lots! Read more...