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Is it safe for a 15 month old to "sweat it out" ??

My son had a low fever of 100.3 a few hours ago. His temp was taken from his underarm. I gave him some children's ibuprofen and it got back down to 99.0. Ive read that that's relatively a normal temp but he still feels a little warm. How should I dress him for bed? I don't feel that sweating it out is safe for a child his age but can anyone give me suggestions? I'm just confused on what to dress him in because I'm afraid of bundling him too much or not enough.!

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1stTimeMomofOne

Asked by 1stTimeMomofOne at 1:43 AM on Jan. 11, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • Sweating it out isn't healthy for anyone when they're sick. You don't want him getting dehydrated. Dress him lightly in 100% cotton.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:48 AM on Jan. 11, 2013

  • Thank you!! I just didn't feel right earlier! I feel much better now with your suggestion! @ JulieJacobKyle
    1stTimeMomofOne

    Comment by 1stTimeMomofOne (original poster) at 2:07 AM on Jan. 11, 2013

  • I agree. In my babies I never treated a fever with meds under 101.5 and in my kids I don't treat them under 103. Unless of course their is pain. I always treat pain.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:03 AM on Jan. 11, 2013

  • You should give infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever in an infant under 2 years old not children's Motrin unless you ask a Dr. first. It works better for reducing fever as well.

    ILovemyPaulie

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:54 AM on Jan. 11, 2013

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