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How high do you let a fever get before giving medication?

Posted by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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dreamer_8291
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:08 AM

101

tamidawn
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:09 AM

I would say around 100 degrees.  She rarely has a fever though.  Maybe twice since birth.

dreamer_8291
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Well I think it also depends on the age of the baby. At each yearly check up the doctor usually says at what temp to give Tylenol or Motrin and how much depending on age. If you are concerned you can always call the doctor's office, they always have someone on-call. Or "google it".

vampire2007
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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 i dont go by the numbers i go by how she is acting. they say thats a better indicater

larissalarie
by Platinum Member on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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I agree with this. Remember a fever is the body's way of fighting infection. It is better to let it be if baby is tolerating it so baby can fight the infection better/more quickly. (and it's not even considered a fever for a baby if it's under 100.4)

Quoting vampire2007:

 i dont go by the numbers i go by how she is acting. they say thats a better indicater



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lauratupper
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:42 AM


Quoting vampire2007:

 i dont go by the numbers i go by how she is acting. they say thats a better indicater






Dragonmamas
by Ari on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:43 AM

I don't give Tylenol or Motrin until they seem to be uncomfortable. So over 101.

LovelyLauren55
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:44 AM
Usually 101 but sometimes depends
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matofour
by Bronze Member on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:46 AM
Depends in behavior.
We use it So rarely we don't keep it in the house.
I have two that run high temps, I have let 104 go before with no meds. If they are acting fine we don't medicate.
We are more likely to use a lukewarm bath than to immediatly go to meds.
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Hildegarde
by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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I try to keep it at 102 or less, if it gets higher I take action with medication and cold compresses. Fevers are good things, the body knows what it is doing trying to fight infection and medication inhibits that, we just don't want fever to get too high. If the fever gets above 103.5/104, and you can't control it, it's time for medical attention.

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