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What should I do if my baby’s had a fever for five days, and tylenol (acetaminophen) isn’t making it better?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

Cal your doctors office and get an appointment asap.
This is a scenario that needs to have an evaluation by a doctor as soon as you can.

In brief: See a doctor

Cal your doctors office and get an appointment asap.
This is a scenario that needs to have an evaluation by a doctor as soon as you can.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Call your doctor

When your baby has had fever for more than 3-5 days that does not seem to be resolving, they need to be examined to determine if the cause is serious and what treatment is required.
Don't forget that a baby can be sick without a fever, and as a parent, you know your child best. Fever is just a symptom, and by itself is not harmful and is part of the bodies natural immune response to illness.

In brief: Call your doctor

When your baby has had fever for more than 3-5 days that does not seem to be resolving, they need to be examined to determine if the cause is serious and what treatment is required.
Don't forget that a baby can be sick without a fever, and as a parent, you know your child best. Fever is just a symptom, and by itself is not harmful and is part of the bodies natural immune response to illness.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics

In brief: Make sure

Your baby is getting the right dose.
In children it is based on their weights.Not getting the correct dosage will cause persistent fever that long too. Best to have your baby checked out anyway. Needed more info to give you advice.

In brief: Make sure

Your baby is getting the right dose.
In children it is based on their weights.Not getting the correct dosage will cause persistent fever that long too. Best to have your baby checked out anyway. Needed more info to give you advice.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics

In brief: See the doctor

Generally, fevers that last more than three days should be evaluated.
If there are other symptoms like pain, vomiting, rash, or changes in behavior, call the doctor.

In brief: See the doctor

Generally, fevers that last more than three days should be evaluated.
If there are other symptoms like pain, vomiting, rash, or changes in behavior, call the doctor.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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