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Fever and irritable?

HI ladies my son is 19 months old and has struck up a fever over the past 24 hrs, It has been coming and going as low as 99.1 and as high as 102.8. He is miserable and nothing will help him. He wont eat and is barely drinking. We took him to the DR and she said its just a virus and we have to let it run its course, but i dont think i can handle listening to him just cry all day, i hate that he is in pain and i cant do anything about it, PLEASE HELP!!!!!

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Asked by 1mama2B at 8:57 PM on Apr. 15, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • none of the medicines are helping? at least to control the fever? I'd try the ER maybe? see if they do anything different.

    Answer by febmom007 at 8:58 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • why is he in pain? ear infection? can't you give him tylenol/motrin to help alleviate the fever/pain? also, try you best to get him to drink, even if he only sips, just keep it going. he can easily dehydrate, and you'll have bigger problems.
    is he peeing?

    Answer by dullscissors at 8:59 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • Continue to push fluids, get some pedialite (sp?) if you're worried about dehydration. When my son is sick I offer watered down juice or coolaid because it's more of a special treat and I can trick him into drinking more. Don't push the foods so much, they're not as important as liquid intake. You can alternate tylenol and motrin to help keep the fever down. Give 1, then 3 hours later give the other, then 3 hours later the 1st. That way medication is always in his system fighting the fever, but you won't overdose. Lots of rest, extra hugs, extra kisses, maybe more tv or movie time then normal. And when he starts to feel a little better offer fun foods, like popsicles, jello, applesauce. Things that aren't completely horrible for you, but aren't too hard on the stomach and are fun to eat. He'll be better and back to normal in a few days. And don't forget your extra patience hat :)

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 9:01 PM on Apr. 15, 2011

  • id try the tylenol also and maybe a cold bath

    Answer by flipper4u21 at 8:38 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

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