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13 month old with a cough and a fever of 101.8... help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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nene5612

Asked by nene5612 at 12:01 AM on Jan. 2, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Did you try infant Tylenol? Give dosage by the weight of your child not her age. Also you can alternate between infant motrin if the tylenol doesn't bring the fever down in a couple of hours again go by the dosage weight not age.
    oregonmom22

    Answer by oregonmom22 at 12:05 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • A fever does not necessarily require immediate emergency attention until it hits 103.6. The exception to this is if it's accompanied by other worrisome symptoms, like extreme lethargy or fussiness, seizures, projectile vomiting, etc., or if it lasts more than a couple of days. If the cough is severe enough to not let your child get any sleep, making them throw up, causing a lot of pain, etc., then go ahead and go to the ER. If it's bad, but not that bad, it can probably wait until an urgent care clinic opens tomorrow. Otherwise, give some Tylenol and Motrin to bring down the fever (alternating them tends to work the best), maybe use a humidifier and/or one of those electronic Triaminic or Vicks menthol vapor things to help with congestion, and call the doctor first thing Monday morning if it's not getting better.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 12:09 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • tylonal helps also a luke warm bath or use just a facecloth to cool down your lil one, also light clothes that are lose so child doset over heat..or throw on a light blanket..popcicle or ice cream helps the cough and the temp. NOW whatch that temp if the temp rises too fast for lil ones bodty to handle there is a chance a seziur could happen. the higher the better chances with a seziur..if that happends call 911. this happend to my son when he was 16 months old worse night i ever had so scary. he is ok but the doc said seeing this happend it can happen again till age 5 so when my son gets a fever im right next to him at all times till he gets better. also water down juice to keep them hydrated or pedilight..i hope your lil one gets better really fast xo just please keep an eye on the temp try to help fight the temp to cool him down i wouldnt want what happend to my family happen to u its scary i still cry about it. and hes 4
    tabbys4

    Answer by tabbys4 at 12:14 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • For an infant, that temp is not terribly high. If it is persisitant (Tylenol alone doesn't keep it down) alternate tylenol and motrin every 4 hours.
    3gifts.from.god

    Answer by 3gifts.from.god at 12:19 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • That is a normal fever for that age. If the child is uncomfortable you can give him/her motrin but if not, I would let the fever do it's job. Lukewarm bath may help. Give the child lot's of fluids. If fever lasts over 3 days call the ped.
    campeno

    Answer by campeno at 12:26 AM on Jan. 2, 2010

  • my child did all of that when he had a ear infection take the child to the doctor
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:35 PM on Jan. 2, 2010

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