my 4 mth old dd has had a rectal temp of 101.5 since 1pm this afternoon....i gave her a dose of tylenol at 1 and again at 5 ....ive taken it a few times between doses and ut doesnt go down it stays in the range of 101.2 and 101.6....i know its not an extremly high rectal temp and shes prob just teething but im a first time mom and im just asking if its ok since it doesnt go down with the med....i called her doc but no one anwsred...what should i do?? just keep monitering it??Answer Question
Answer by rhianna1708 at 8:46 PM on May. 3, 2010
Answer by staciandababy at 8:46 PM on May. 3, 2010
You don't ever need to take rectal temps. It can be dangerous and under the arm is just fine. I never let anyone EVER take any on my children's temp rectally after a baby died at the hospital I worked at because of damage done from having a rectal temp taken. Three kids with complicated medical problems and I all I had to do was ask and they never had rectal temps taken.
Tylenol is hard on anyone's liver. A baby's liver is not able to process meds well and dangerous meds like Tylenol should be saved for when they are really needed. The body increases it's temp for a reason, to make it harder for microbes to multiply. If tylenol brings down the temp then microbes are at ideal temp to multiply.
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