So my son started a fever on Friday afternoon. it was 102.8 so my MIL gave him Tylenol and by the time I got home 2 hours later, it had gone up to 103.5 so I called the Nurse careline and while talking to them it went to 103.9 and 104.3 before I got off the phone with them. Her advice ( the nurse ) Alternate Tylenol and Ibuprofen every 3 hours and that the doses on the bottle stating 1tsp for his weight is incorrect, I should or can give him up to 1-1/2 tsp.. and to bring him to the DR if it gets to 105 or if it lasts longer than 72 hours- all weekend kept spiking up to 103.9 once the meds wore off so I called last night and the nurse I talked to then acted like I was terrible already for not bring him in to the Dr/ER once it hit 104 friday.. she said that was FAR too high for a 3-1/2 year old - he has no other symptoms and his fever did end up breaking sunday and he's better but its really frustrating to get conflicting advice from a Careline/helpline... what is a "Too high" temp for this age?? I looked on line and that didn't help give me an answer either...
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