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My 5month old baby is having a fever, 101.4. What should I do to bring down the temperature?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
4 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing

Fever may be beneficial to your baby, and unless they are obviously very uncomfortable because of the fever would not do anything.
If you feel uncomfortable about it, there is pediatric Acetaminophen liquid preparation with dosage recommendations for weight and age, but would first try sponging baby down with tepid washcloth. No true medical need to inhibit fever of this level.

In brief: Nothing

Fever may be beneficial to your baby, and unless they are obviously very uncomfortable because of the fever would not do anything.
If you feel uncomfortable about it, there is pediatric Acetaminophen liquid preparation with dosage recommendations for weight and age, but would first try sponging baby down with tepid washcloth. No true medical need to inhibit fever of this level.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fever

A fever that high in a 5 month old is very concerning.
You should medicate with Acetaminophen - 5mg per kg dose every 6 hours - in addition, tepid baths will help. If the temperature doesn't drop - you should seek immediate medical attention.

In brief: Fever

A fever that high in a 5 month old is very concerning.
You should medicate with Acetaminophen - 5mg per kg dose every 6 hours - in addition, tepid baths will help. If the temperature doesn't drop - you should seek immediate medical attention.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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