Babies and small children or more likely to have higher fevers, it's generally more dangerous for an adult to have a high fever than a child....however. You should treat all fevers seriously. Make sure your baby is not over bundled, if your home is warm enough have the baby in just a diaper. Administer children's Tylenol or fever reducer as per your doctor's instructions, you can also cool your babies head with a damp, room temperature cloth. or put the baby in a lukewarm bath. There is also suppository form fever reducer if your baby won't swallow the liquid.
Bottom line, call your pediatrician, he/she will want to know if there are other symptoms, and can prescribe the right amount of medicine for your babies age and size. Most fevers are not serious, but all should be taken seriously. Good Luck.
at 10:59 PM on Feb. 13, 2010