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I gave my son Tylenol for a fever (101.3) @ 2am at 3am his fever is now 103.1 what can i do?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:35 AM on Jan. 8, 2009 in Health

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  • a fever is a good sign, it means it is fighting off the sickness he has. if it goes any higher than 103.1, i would take him to ER... how old is he?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:39 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Please 911 . . . 103 is a major fever . . take your LO to the hospital!!!

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 3:41 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • he is 2

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:41 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Take him to the hospital, anything over 102 indicates a fever and the fact that it's still rising after giving him tylenol is really super bad. People tend to get siezures once thier temps pass 104

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:44 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • toddlers and babies tend to get higher fevers than adults. it doesnt mean its worse though.
    how long has he had the fever?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:44 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • Emergency room time.............Hello!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:45 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • actually before rushing to the ER give them a call.

    at this age, he is old enough for ibuprofen and it's better for fevers than tylenol. try giving him a dose of it. you can give it this soon after tylenol, it won't intereact.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:47 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • anonymous is correct, the younger the child the higher their fever will get. but it will be lower for an adult with the same effectiveness.

    Nothing can spike worry in a parent like a child's high fever. But a temperature itself is rarely dangerous, says Adam Pallant, MD, director of the Brown Medical School pediatric residency program at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Children can safely tolerate fevers as high as 106 degrees, he says. Moreover, no matter what the reading on the thermometer, a fever simply means your child's immune system is doing its job.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:49 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • anon at 149 is soooo right!

    here is a good link on fevers since a lot of people are mislead by what exactly they are and what causes them and that they are not a BAD thing...

    you should i think call an ER and see if they want you to take your son is the link call and also please read this site its very helpful :) hope your baby gets better soon!

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 3:55 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

  • OMG I cant believe the answer's im reading. ANY pediatrician will tell you if your child's fever reaches 102. to take them to the emergency room if you cant bring it down. My neice who was 4 yrs old at the time spiked a fever like that had a seizure and stopped breathing. Imagine how it felt performing CPR on a 4 yr old little girl. Take that baby to the ER.

    Answer by ChaoticSoul at 3:56 AM on Jan. 8, 2009

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