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Do you take your kid to the dr at the first sign of a fever?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
I'm not talking about infants but toddlers and older. If their only symptom was a fever (101-102.5) would you take them in or wait it out and treat them with motrin and tylenol? If you did wait it out, how many days would you wait before taking them in?
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:40 AM

I give them water and have them stay in bed. I make soup for them as well. I wouldn't go more than 3-4 days tho. It  could be something else.

sarahfire
by Platinum Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:40 AM
Not usually no
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MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Nope. I like to let the body do it's job. Now if it was a fever that was uncontrolled or very high then yes we'd take them in.

JenB1983
by Platinum Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:41 AM
I'd wait it out. My kid's don't even get a fever reducer unless the fever is high AND they are showing signs of discomfort. Then I treat with OTC meds, alternating ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Only if the fever doesn't change at that point do I call the doc.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:41 AM
What do you do with garlic and vinegar?

Quoting redneckmama4:

We stay as far away from docs as possible!



I don't even own a thermometer. Three of our children had a cold this week and I treated with garlic and vinegar.
Not_A_Native
by Ruby Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Mine are older now, but no, I never did.  It would have to be a fever for at least a few days that is causing OTHER symtoms.  A fever alone, no, I wouldn't take them in.

redneckmama4
by Loree on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:51 AM
It really needs to sit for 6 weeks in the dark but I made it up quick.

I just chopped up 4 bulbs of garlic into small pieces and let rest for about 20 minutes. Put that into mason jar and covered with cider vinegar. Then I gave younger boys a teaspoon every few hours and older girl a tablespoon. Including the chunks of garlic. They just swallowed them.

They were beginning to get a cough but it has gone now in a couple days.

It is an acquired taste but after the first time, they beg for it now:)


Quoting Anonymous:

What do you do with garlic and vinegar?



Quoting redneckmama4:

We stay as far away from docs as possible!





I don't even own a thermometer. Three of our children had a cold this week and I treated with garlic and vinegar.
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masonsmommy107
by Gold Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM
No I will take him in if I can't get it to break though
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southern.momof2
by Pirate on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:55 AM
Nope
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redhead-bedhead
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 9:56 AM
I just let the fever do its job. Fevers are a good sign.
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