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My daughter has had an off and on fever of 102.1 since yesterday afternoon, any suggestions on what to do?

I've been giving her Infant's Tylenol and I've given her a bath. I even tried rubbing her down with alcohol, a few gf's from work suggested that one. I just read something about a soaked rag in cologne and cold water on the forehead, does that really help? I don't know if I could make it to the University hospital with my P.O.S. car and I could not reach her doctor's office for the life of me today. Please if you have any suggestions at all, send them my way. Thanks everyone.

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MBraswell

Asked by MBraswell at 4:13 PM on Mar. 4, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • http://www.ehow.com/how_4562185_break-a-fever.html
    LKRA

    Answer by LKRA at 4:16 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • ive heard a slice of onion or potato at the bottom of the sock or under the pit is supposed to drain the fever... u should realli rty 2 get 2 a dr. they shouldnt have a fever longer thn a day. it could be a sign of somethin else being wrong. GL ;(
    StarrCooKie

    Answer by StarrCooKie at 4:17 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Tylenol never works for my kids...give her Children's Motrin...works every time for me :)
    nikkileerue

    Answer by nikkileerue at 4:20 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • I have never heard that about the onion or potato! Neat!

    Also, I would try to get her to the doctor, too. Do they not have voice mail where you can leave a message?
    Glowing4Caleb

    Answer by Glowing4Caleb at 4:26 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • it's an onion, not a potato, put it inside the sock and leave it there overnight.
    chuggerboysmom

    Answer by chuggerboysmom at 4:35 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • How old is your daughter? Does she have any other symptoms? What type of thermometer are using and where are you using it? And last question, I promise, what do you mean by off and on?
    halfpintscot

    Answer by halfpintscot at 5:30 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • Wow 102.1 is really high you need to take her to the ER or to her doctor.
    VERONICACP

    Answer by VERONICACP at 5:51 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

  • She's a year old and has sniffles and coughs. I am using both the ergonometer (something like that) on the forehead and behind the earlobe and regular thermometer in the rectum. Her fever kept dropping and coming back.

    I just took her to Norton Immediate Care and they said if her temp had risen above 102 that I needed to take her to the ER. But she is fine, she has a little virus that should pass and she will have a fever. BUt they want her to come back if she becomes lethargic. Thanks for all the advice though! =)
    MBraswell

    Answer by MBraswell at 8:36 PM on Mar. 4, 2009

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