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18 month old has fever (~99 to 100) for past 2 days, appetite ok. On tylenol, (acetaminophen) what next?

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Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics

In brief: Call you doctor

It's never a good idea to post questions about an acute illness your child is dealing with online because there can be a delay in getting an answer. In general, you're better off discussing these illnesses with your physician's office because sometimes there are other things going on that merit immediate attention.

In brief: Call you doctor

It's never a good idea to post questions about an acute illness your child is dealing with online because there can be a delay in getting an answer. In general, you're better off discussing these illnesses with your physician's office because sometimes there are other things going on that merit immediate attention.
Dr. Adam Naddelman
Dr. Adam Naddelman
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: Keep hydrated

Lots of liquids and keep them comfortable.
Liquids are more important than getting in solid food right now. Count number of wet diapers and if decreased this could be a sign of dehydration. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort but not to treat the fever, fever isn't dangerous. If your child has a fever (greater than 100.4) for more than 3 days make an appt with your pediatrician for an evaluation.

In brief: Keep hydrated

Lots of liquids and keep them comfortable.
Liquids are more important than getting in solid food right now. Count number of wet diapers and if decreased this could be a sign of dehydration. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort but not to treat the fever, fever isn't dangerous. If your child has a fever (greater than 100.4) for more than 3 days make an appt with your pediatrician for an evaluation.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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