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fever question...

my 19 month old son has a temperature of 101.8, he has a runny nose and a bad cough. he recently had his flu shot so i know it isn't that but main question is his temperature okay? or should i take him to the dr?

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wyattsmommy6509

Asked by wyattsmommy6509 at 9:28 PM on Jan. 5, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • He's temperature is okay. Give him some Tylenol or Motrin. If it goes about 104 for more then a few hours then take him to the doctr. I hope your little man feels better
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 9:31 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Just give some Tylenol. Put some saline drops in his nose and suction it out. Sounds like he just has a bad cold.
    Snewo

    Answer by Snewo at 9:31 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • thank you :) i know it is probably a dumb question but i'm a first time mom
    but thank you both very very much
    wyattsmommy6509

    Comment by wyattsmommy6509 (original poster) at 9:34 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • If it lasts more than a couple days take him in, otherwise he's ok until it goes over about 102. 102, take him in to his ped, 103 or above go to the ER.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 9:42 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • He's okay, for right now. Considering when he just got his flu shot, it might be that, or the cold, there's a flu going around, a flu shot doesn't guarantee he can't catch it =( sadly enough. But all-in-all, give him some tylenol, or any fever-reducing medicine, and lots of fluids, pedialite works great. Let him get some rest, hopefully!!!!!! and check in the morning, or if he wakes up in the middle of the night.

    goodluck mom!
    knicole0708

    Answer by knicole0708 at 9:45 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • It really depends on the recomendations of your child's doctor. They all have different guidlines they go by such as my son's doctor says anything above 101.0 he needs to be seen.
    XandersMomma07

    Answer by XandersMomma07 at 9:53 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

  • Check with your doctor. My son has a fever now too... his spiked to over 103 in one day (and this is even when he's taken ibuprofen), so because it got bad fast, they just wanted to see him to check for things like UTI, pnemonia, and meningitis. If it was just low-ish (under 101) they would just have me watch him for a couple days. Hope he feels better soon!
    Sebbiemama

    Answer by Sebbiemama at 10:24 PM on Jan. 5, 2011

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