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102.3 fever

my 10.5 mo old has had 102 degree (rectal) fever. I gave her a dose of tylenol and in an hour it went up to 102.3. She's not showing any other symptoms besides fussiness. I've given her juice. I'm going to chek her again in an hour. I just don't know what else I can do for her :(

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Asked by jedwards2009 at 10:28 PM on Nov. 8, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • luke warm bath may help

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:29 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • some form of ibuprofen. Alternate tylenol and ibuprofen every 4-6 hours.

    Answer by kbakeman at 10:33 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • if it doesnt go away i would take her to the ER or call her doctor

    Answer by yankeegirl87 at 10:37 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • should I wake her up to check her temp again, or just let her sleep??

    Comment by jedwards2009 (original poster) at 10:42 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • The best thing to ever use for children and adults for pain or fever is not Tylenol but Ibuprofen. This reduces risks to kidney damage and it is more effective. Remember, with a rectal temp you minus a degree, so your baby's temp is a low grade one. Just the body doing it's job to fight something off. Most of the time - it will go away on it's own. Unless you see other signs of lethargy or inattentiveness or just not being herself, then maybe call the Dr. but I wouldn't worry at this point. Also, if you aren't seeing any other signs of worsening illness, you don't want to take the temp too often - especially rectal. You could damage her bottom and you don't want to that - I am sure! Going up or down a few points (10ths) is normal and not means alone for alarm. Hope she feels better and make sure to keep her hydrated. That's the most important thing!

    Answer by Babylove76 at 10:45 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • I would let her sleep and keep an eye on her every so often. No heavy clothing or blankets. Just a topsheet as a blanket is what I still use on my BIG babies! :)

    Answer by Babylove76 at 10:47 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Let her sleep. The doc usually won't see them unless they have other symptoms, have been febrile for 72 hours, or it reaches 104.

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:09 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • she woke up on her own. Her temp with the pacifer thermometer is 100.7, and that usually runs alittle low. But it's gone down some. I gave her some juice and formula and she's passed back out. She's sleeping sooo restless. Gonna be a long night. But hopefull tomorrow I'll have my happy back

    Comment by jedwards2009 (original poster) at 11:37 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • sigh now it's 102.6

    Comment by jedwards2009 (original poster) at 3:12 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Is it rectal or with the paci thermometer? It's not horrible - either way. Keep pushing those fluids! Anything she'll drink at this point!! I keep checking back here - so keep updating ok?

    Answer by Babylove76 at 8:37 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

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