At what temp. do I need to take my 10 month old to ther ER? Her fever is at 103.5 right now. I gave her motrin about 30 minutes ago (not sure if thats long enough for it to work or not) and gave her a short room temp bath... didnt last long cuz she was shivering so bad... but her temp didnt change. her doc said no formula yesterday so I have her drinking some cold juice right now. the on call nurse is suppse to be calling me but she is so hot! Should I go ahead and take her in, wait and see or what???
I work for Seattle Children's hospital...please read this link about fevers. You can do Tylenol AND Motrin
Answer by a_and_j_momma at 1:09 AM on May. 10, 2009
Answer by jeanclaudia at 7:13 PM on May. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:17 PM on May. 9, 2009
Answer by mrsbvader at 7:18 PM on May. 9, 2009
If it is dropping, that is great! If it goes back up and doesn't stay down during the 4 or 6 hour period, I would seriously think about going into the ER. I think since it is dropping it is OK to just keep her cool. I hope she feels better soon!!!
Answer by hannahwill at 7:26 PM on May. 9, 2009
Answer by Iluvmygirlies42 at 7:27 PM on May. 9, 2009
BTW, It isn't an overdose to give both at the same time but it isn't recommended. It says that even on www.tylenol.com. Being that she is SO little, I personally wouldn't give both meds.
Answer by hannahwill at 7:29 PM on May. 9, 2009
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 7:36 PM on May. 9, 2009
Answer by jeanclaudia at 7:36 PM on May. 9, 2009
My personal guide line is 101 give them Motrin. If that doesn't work and the temp goes up to 102+ go in.
Answer by babyfat5 at 7:57 PM on May. 9, 2009