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help, quick

my daughter is 22 months old. be 2 in september. shes sick right now, and her temp is 101.3. and i gave her tylenol an hour ago...is that a normal temp for her age? i know if thier babies, its not so bad, but is it ok for her age? do i need to take her in? is this normal? her skin is REALLY hot... its scary.

 
kiliki_malie

Asked by kiliki_malie at 8:49 AM on Jul. 10, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Doctors wont want to see her unless she has a fever for 24 hours that doesn't respond to tylenol/motrin. Just call your doctor's office to be sure. That isn't too high of a fever, though. Did it go down at all with tylenol? In four hours, you can alternate to Motrin. The use of both (with the correct amount of time in between!!) usually kicks fevers for my son.
    Glowing4Caleb

    Answer by Glowing4Caleb at 9:24 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • If your baby is sick then take her to the doctor. You're doing what you need to do for right now but you need to find out if it's an infection or viral. Take her to the doctor.
    lilbit022009

    Answer by lilbit022009 at 8:51 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • Definitely get peace of mind and call the doctor. When my son had a temp of 105 we went to the ER and they wrap a wet towel around his naked body. The towel would be warm, with a temp of 90-100 degrees. Reason being is that his heat will transfer to the towel. With a 101, use a wash clothe and wet with warm water for her forehead. This will prevent the brain from getting too hot.
    mschanng

    Answer by mschanng at 8:55 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • The doctors want to know about a fever when it reaches 103.5. That isn't a high fever yet.
    amy31308

    Answer by amy31308 at 9:03 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

  • Take her into the doctors office TODAY she needs to be seen.
    raemommy

    Answer by raemommy at 9:04 AM on Jul. 10, 2009

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