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My 14 month old has a 104.1 temp...take to er or no?

Shes been running a fever but n higher than 103 since Sunday night, she was 104 at 4 after i gave her amoxic from the dr (the dr didnt see her just called it in). I also gave her Tylenol at 400 afterwards and she just threw up the meds and i took it agian and shes 104.1. When do i take her to the ER? im freakin out!!!! Thank you ladies


Asked by pebbles425 at 5:05 PM on Jan. 26, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Thank you everyone, my daughter did have an ear infection but she also had a slight case of broncotis...everything is fine now and no i didnt take her to the er it brok that night by itself (and tylenol)!

    Answer by pebbles425 at 4:49 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • YES!!! Give a luck warm bath then tylenol the go

    Answer by 3beautbabies at 5:06 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • luke warm I mean. Sorry

    Answer by 3beautbabies at 5:06 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • If she has the fever through the tylenol and while on an antibiotic, I would call the on call doctor first. If that isn't possible or they don't answer or whatever, I'd take her in.

    Answer by heatheryn at 5:07 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Get the temp. down before you go I've waited 30mins to hours waiting in Er

    Answer by 3beautbabies at 5:08 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Here is some info on fever:

    Reassurance: Presence of a fever means your child has an infection, usually caused by a virus. Most fevers are good for sick children and help the body fight infection. Use the following definitions to help put your child's level of fever into perspective:
    100°-102°F (37.8° - 39°C) Low grade fevers: beneficial, desirable range
    102°-104°F (39 - 40°C) Mild fever: still beneficial
    Over 104°F (40°C) Moderate fever: causes discomfort, but harmless
    Over 105°F (40.6°C) High fever: higher risk of bacterial infections
    Over 106°F (41.1°C) Very high fever: important to bring it down
    Over 108°F (42.3°C) Dangerous fever: fever itself can harm brain

    Answer by Gailll at 5:08 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • give her suppositories if she's throwing up the meds. remember her temp and take her, thats very dangerous she might stay over night.

    Answer by fefe87 at 5:09 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Definitely take that baby in! I personally wouldn't have let it go passed 102.

    Answer by Itsonono at 5:09 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Our dr said a temp that high should get a lukewarm bath and tylenol or motrin, and if that doesn't bring it down in about 20 minutes, then they'd want to see her. That was last Feb when my 3 year old was really sick.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:09 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • No. Alternate tylenol and motrin.

    Answer by IamPatSajak at 5:14 PM on Jan. 26, 2010