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1 yr old 103.4 fever...gave tylenol 2x today

is it too high? he really doesnt have ne other symptoms,hes eating drinking and playing somewhat, no diarrhea,vomiting,runny nose or so confused and getting worried!

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on May. 6, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Once it gets to 104 it can be dangerous, so I would say yeah, you should get him checked. And that's coming from a mom who doesn't even take her kid to the doctor for well-child visits!

    Answer by Adelicious at 7:32 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • If the tylenol is not bringing the fever down, then you need to be a little more concerned. Get some motrin which is ibuprofen then you can switch every 2 hours. Give the doc a call and let them know symptoms to see what they think.


    Answer by ABusyBee at 8:16 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • Tylenol has been recalled. There is a chance the medication is actually what is making him sick. Please go look up the recall info on McNeil products. Several childrens medications were recalled over the weekend.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:47 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • I wouldn't be worried at all. He probably just has a virus.
    A fever of 104 of more is NOT dangerous... a fever even of 106 isn't dangerous because fever's aren't harmful... they are just a sign that something is going on... and in children it's often a virus. Unless you start to see other worrisome symptoms it's just something to keep an eye on.
    You can give both Tylenol and Motrin to keep your child comfortable... but don't stress about the fever if he is acting normally... the fever helps to fight off whatever infection it might be.
    You can give Tylenol every 4 hours and Motrin every 6 hours... Motrin is better for high fevers.
    It's true that name brand Tylenol and Motrin were recalled... but the medication wouldn't make him sick. The risk is the dosage might be wrong... if you are using an off brand, something generic then it's fine.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:09 PM on May. 6, 2010

  • My doc told me that if it hit 105 to take them to the er.Young kids can run a temp of 104 and have just a minor cold. I agree with the trying motrin part. It is a bit more powerful. And watch for recalls.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 2:35 PM on May. 9, 2010

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