Looking online...but seems as if every website says something different. Is 100.5 a temperature for a 15 month old?
That is a fever. Some doctor's offices will say it is a low fever. You should give your child some tylenol or ibuprophen and giving the child luke warm tea is good as well. Make sure to keep your child hydrated.
It's actually up to 103.3. My husband called her pediatrician, but we were told not to take her to the E.R. Which I can't understand why. We gave her tylenol and she's asleep...She's never had a fever this high
Quoting melindabelcher: How is the child acting. Giving fever reducers actually lowers your childs fever fighting ability and extends the length of the illness. I don't treat a number I treat a child, I don't even own a working thermometer. If the child is to uncomfortable to sleep, in pain that can't be helped otherwise then I give a dose of medicine. Otherwise letting the fever run its course is really the best thing. Keep baby hydrated and watch for overall demeanor. Hope LO is feeling better soon :)
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How is she doing now?
It is gut wrenching when your child is sick. My 18 month old was 104 when I brought her in to my doctor. She was only 100 earlier in the morning when I made the appt. Turned out she had an ear infection and they gave her a dose of Tylenol at the office and then her temp started to go down. I would definitely keep an eye on her tonight and take her temp if she still feels extremely warm.
An update....Her fever has dropped! But she's still not feeling well....she's just not her usual bubbly self. I'm just thankful her temperature isn't as high. Thanks for all the advice!
Glad she's doing better. Hopefully she fully recovers soon!
Quoting desiree_jeanine: An update....Her fever has dropped! But she's still not feeling well....she's just not her usual bubbly self. I'm just thankful her temperature isn't as high. Thanks for all the advice!
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