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my 1 year ols has a fever of 102.4 what should i do?

should i wait till her doc is open or go to the hospital or just keep her home?

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Parkermomma44

Asked by Parkermomma44 at 6:34 AM on Nov. 3, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • give her tylenon/motrin and see if it comes down. As soon as you give it to her put her in a tepid bath. It will help. If it doesnt come down on its on then call then you can either have a dr paged or call teh ER for advice! GL
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 6:36 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • alternate motrin and tylenol, if her fever doesnt come down call the doc! or if it gets over 103 take her to the er...they can have a seizure when it gets too high.
    blueeyedgrl2377

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 6:52 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • i just got over the same thing with my baby boy 20 mo....ended up to be a bad ear infection
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:27 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • i agree with blueeyedgrl...this happend to my son and it was the scaryest thing...try the medicin and keep her cool ( light clothes, cool/warm bath or spongebath, face cloth on forhead) and keep an eye on her. one min they have a fever and the next it can spike..if she still has a fever 45 mins after given her meds call her doc and tell them that she has a fever when u gave med and what temp was and tell them what temp it is 45 mins after med..if its the same or higher..they may want to see her or recomend somthing..and they will ask what u have done :ie..temped bath, face cloth. good luck hope she feels better xo.
    tabbys4

    Answer by tabbys4 at 8:46 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Just give a little Tylenol to help bring the fever down a bit. Keep her comfortable and get her to drink as much as you can.

    Absolutely no reason to take her to the doctor or ER where she will be exposed to god knows what.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Why would you take her to the ER? I dont get it! Its just a fever... give her motrin or tylenol for fever control, thats all the doctor will tell you to do. Unless she has other symptoms there is no point in taking her in.

    I just dont get why someone would take a child to the ER for a fever!
    Jaydin_Makenna

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 11:31 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • blueeyedgrl... Kids can have a seizure at lower that 103. My daughter has had 6 febrile seizures and 3 of them were in the 101 range. The degree of the temp doesnt have ANYTHING to do with the ability to seize. And going to the ER STILL wont stop a febrile seizure if it is going to happen! All you can do is give her motrin or tylenol. You could bring her in to the ER, have her seize right in front of a doctor and they will STILL send her home. Febrile seizures are NOT dangerous so please dont try to scare another mother with the threat of one. Like I said, my daughter has had 6 (her first at 8 months and her most recent at the end of July when she was over 2) and has NEVER had a fever without seizing but its still NOT DANGEROUS!!!
    Jaydin_Makenna

    Answer by Jaydin_Makenna at 11:33 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Elderberry syrup! The FDA criticized the manufacturer of Tamiflu for "overstatement" of claims of efficacy, since blind studies comparing it to a placebo only resulted in a 1.3 day difference. A study on Sambucol (Elderberry) found a 3-4 day difference in duration of symptoms.

    Keep your child home; with fever comes a weakened immune system. You certainly don't want to expose your child to secondary infections.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:43 AM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Don't bring it down. :) The child's body is killing whatever virus it may have.
    Autumn22

    Answer by Autumn22 at 2:58 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

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