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so my daughter is 13 months and she has a fever that's ranging from 100 to 102.5 over the last 2 days. Me and my ex are having an argument because he wants to give her a bath and wash her head because he thinks it'll make her feel better and I've always been told you don't get sick baby wet what is the right way to go about this.


Update**- THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE ADVICE GAVE HER A BATH AND IT BROKE HER FEVER WILL USE THIS INFO AGAIN FOR NEXT TIME.

P.S. I know she is not an infant i am still in denial she grew to fast :-((
by on Aug. 24, 2013 at 9:41 PM
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tiniowien
by Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:15 AM

I always do, I make the water cool but not cold, she always feels better 

elismama2011
by Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:20 AM
Quoting Amiehart62:

I usually give baby a bath.


 


this has backfired on me with fevers that were not low grade. My sons had 103 and i gave them the fever meds (they were big for their ages as far as weight goes) so i gave them the meds and bathed them until they were at a normal temp. turns out that they didnt get the correct dosage so when I took them out of the bath their fevers went back up and they had febrile seizures.


 


I still think it is acceptable to bathe a baby with a fever...you just have to know the correct dose of meds to give IF THE FEVER IS NOT LOW GRADE.




Hi I am Nicole, can I ask u how many febrile seizures that your sons had and how old were they? I have a 20 months old that had two febrile seizures within five months, he keeps getting fevers every month and the doctors say that the source of the fevers are unknown.
lasombrs
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:26 AM
My son has a fever disorder and we were always told cool baths, diaper only no clothes , lots of fluids. We would try wet wash cloth baths instead of the tub because my son also has autism and hates being in the bath. I always worry one of us will get hurt in the struggle.
lasombrs
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:30 AM
Are your fevers like clockwork? My son has pfapa or possibly the genetic version of hyper immunoglobulin d ( Hids) there are a few others like fmf and traps to look into. My sons doctors all thought we were crazy til an er doctor saw a medical journal and remembered us and got us to the right specialist.

Quoting elismama2011:

Quoting Amiehart62:

I usually give baby a bath.



 



this has backfired on me with fevers that were not low grade. My sons had 103 and i gave them the fever meds (they were big for their ages as far as weight goes) so i gave them the meds and bathed them until they were at a normal temp. turns out that they didnt get the correct dosage so when I took them out of the bath their fevers went back up and they had febrile seizures.



 



I still think it is acceptable to bathe a baby with a fever...you just have to know the correct dose of meds to give IF THE FEVER IS NOT LOW GRADE.






Hi I am Nicole, can I ask u how many febrile seizures that your sons had and how old were they? I have a 20 months old that had two febrile seizures within five months, he keeps getting fevers every month and the doctors say that the source of the fevers are unknown.
Amiehart62
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:34 AM

 they had them a week apart at 18 months and then my oldest twin had one again at 22 months. just before his second birthday. I am deathly afraid of fevers, saddest scariest thing i have ever seen! From what the doctors told me before age five it is (not normal) but not uncommon for kids to have seizures that are brought on by fevers. They dont regulate body temperature well.

 

you son gets fevers every month? If his current doctor doesnt know why he is getting fevers each month find a doctor that will look further into it. That doesnt sound normal:(

 

to this day when any of my kids get fevers I call the local clinic/Er and find out what the recommended dose is for the weight that they are at and give them the meds and put them in the bath for 30/45 minutes until im sure the meds have had time to at least begin working. I also go between Tylenol and ibuprofen for the fever every 4 and 6 hours...im kind of a freak about it.

Quoting elismama2011:

Quoting Amiehart62:

I usually give baby a bath.


 


this has backfired on me with fevers that were not low grade. My sons had 103 and i gave them the fever meds (they were big for their ages as far as weight goes) so i gave them the meds and bathed them until they were at a normal temp. turns out that they didnt get the correct dosage so when I took them out of the bath their fevers went back up and they had febrile seizures.


 


I still think it is acceptable to bathe a baby with a fever...you just have to know the correct dose of meds to give IF THE FEVER IS NOT LOW GRADE.




Hi I am Nicole, can I ask u how many febrile seizures that your sons had and how old were they? I have a 20 months old that had two febrile seizures within five months, he keeps getting fevers every month and the doctors say that the source of the fevers are unknown.

 

elismama2011
by Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:50 AM
Quoting lasombrs:

My son has a fever disorder and we were always told cool baths, diaper only no clothes , lots of fluids. We would try wet wash cloth baths instead of the tub because my son also has autism and hates being in the bath. I always worry one of us will get hurt in the struggle.



Yes my son's fevers are like clock work. He had the first febrile seizure in march and the second one yesterday and every month to month and half since the first seizure he has had a fever.. I am gonna have his peditrican run tests on him to tell me why he keeps getting the fevers
GoodyBrook
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:50 AM

I spoke to the Doc about this exact same thing a few weeks ago!

I was told NOT to wash baby to try to bring down a high temp, and here's the reasoning:  If you place a cold cloth on baby (or put baby into water cooler than body temperature) then the body will actually increase heat to compensate for the low temp of the water. 

If you want to give a bath, do so.  But don't believe that it will bring down a high temperature.  It may, in fact, do the opposite.

elismama2011
by Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:55 AM
Quoting Amiehart62:




I am gonna have his peditrican run tests on him. I am gonna give his dr a chance to run the tests before I go else where because I just recently moved here, but if they won't run the tests then I am gonna find a doctor that will run tests.
Amiehart62
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:57 AM

 good! that is so scary to know that sometime within the next month your baby is going to have a fever....and could have a seizure:( im sorry youre going through that

Quoting elismama2011:

Quoting Amiehart62:




I am gonna have his peditrican run tests on him. I am gonna give his dr a chance to run the tests before I go else where because I just recently moved here, but if they won't run the tests then I am gonna find a doctor that will run tests.

 

elismama2011
by Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 2:04 AM
Quoting Amiehart62:




Thanks.. It's the scariest thing ever. Both times he had the seizures I was holding him in my arms.. Every time he gets a fever I worry because he has had the seizures. Its hard not knowing why he gets fevers. But I am gonna make his doctors run tests.
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