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Anyone's baby have a fever of 100.4 or higher? What age, how high and what did you do?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:38 PM on Feb. 13, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • my so did frequently - he had reoccuring ear infections
    tylenol or motrin for the fever

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 10:54 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • infant Tylenol, damp cloth on the head, keep an eye on the temp.,

    Answer by maiahlynn at 10:57 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • 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.

    Answer by ohwrite at 10:59 PM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • i am very hard core when it comes to fevers. my son has a history of febrile seizures and in fact just had one thursday night. so we do both tylenol and motrin. i was always told to do tylenol every 4 hrs and motrin every 6 and every once in a while they come together at the same hour for dosing and thats okay. they can have both at the same time. like someone else said call and ask about doses. they seem to be changing all the time. good luck and keep an eye out. i am a nut when he has a fever. although this last one he didnt have a fever when he went to bed and then all of a sudden had one and then a scary. good luck.

    Answer by ldylancer03 at 3:33 AM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • my son had a tendency of high fever (103 armpit reading). i always took him to pedi and gave him fever reducing medicine. it was never realkly anything seroius but the doc said that some kds just have a tendency of very high temp and that will stay that way till they r abt 5. she was rite ,. my son is ovre five and he now runs temps of abt 100 or so (armpit again) whenever he is sick.

    Answer by happymum2010 at 12:20 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

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