I'd give motrin if he needs relief to sleep, but not for temperature. My son gets a 104 temp everytime.
Pick up "How to Raise a Healthy in Spite of Your Dr", which has great information on fevers:http://http://www.attachmentparentingdoctor.com/fever.html
Dr. Sears: http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/t082100.asp
A fever is not an illness in itself -- it's the symptom of an underlying problem (usually an infection), just as a car's engine light acts as an alarm signal. And not every one is necessarily serious. A higher fever doesn't always indicate a sicker child. Minor viral illnesses may produce a high temperature (104Â°F to 105Â°F), while some serious bacterial infections -- like meningitis -- may cause a lower one (101Â°F to 102Â°F). Also, a fever that spikes high but subsides quickly is usually less of a worry than a mild fever that doesn't come down easily.
at 9:06 PM on Jun. 17, 2009