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8 month old with fever

my son has a fever of 102.9 but he doesn't have any other symptoms.
should i take him to the doc tonight or can it wait til tomorrow?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Feb. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (4)
  • In addition to the Tylenol or Motrin, you can try a lukewarm bath. It will bring the fever down pretty quick. Be careful that the water is not too cold.
    charjaxx

    Answer by charjaxx at 2:55 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • try bringing the fever down with infants tylenol/motrin if you cant get the fever down then go to the er
    if you get the fever down, then wait for tomorrow.
    you may want to call the dr and see what they say because im not a dr so i could be wrong.
    if you dont go to the er make sure you pay close attention to his fever all night. check temp every couple hours, even if he is asleep. good luck
    SThompson21

    Answer by SThompson21 at 7:27 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • have you given him tylenol?
    if not i suggest giving him some medication and give him a cool bath and see if you can get it to go down. not much the dr can do for you except tell you the same thing.
    make sure he is getting plenty of fluids and watch for other symptoms if they devlope. he may just have a virus and its our bodies way of fighting it off. he should be fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:28 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • You can try the Tylenol becaus that's a bit high. If you can get it to come down and it stays at a low grade temperature, I would let him ride out the fever, it is the body's natural response to help fight off infection. If the fever persists for longer than 3 days call your Dr.
    happyathomemum

    Answer by happyathomemum at 7:50 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

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