how can you get rid of fever on a 8 week old baby?

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Ashley - posted on 11/11/2009

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Quoting Jessica:



 






Quoting Ashley:

this was what i was told by the childrens hospital. if a child under the age of 3 months has a fever you need to take them in ASAP! a child under 3 months does not have a fever for no reason. 9 times outta 10 it's infection. to be honest i have to agree with anna. half the time it's not medical professionals giving out advice on here. anyways right on the tylenol botle it says....under 3 months contact a physician





It's under 2 months of age. And on the Infants Tylenol bottle, it says:






           " Under 24 lbs / Under 2 years   Ask a doctor"






Infant's Motrin says:






             "Under 6 months    Ask a Doctor"






My pediatrician (nb & preemie specialist) gave me a print out from a site.  It reads:






* 0.4 ML 0-3 months or until  11 lbs.






* 0.8 ML 4-11 months or until 17 lbs ( at this point you can do Childrens Drops 1/2 tsp.)






and so on ---this info would be pointless since your baby is under 12 months and less than 18-23 lbs---





 i'm reading right from the infant tylenol that i have and it says 0-3 months consult a physician. i'm also going by what i was told at the hospital when my son was sick. under 3 months with a fever (unless it's to do with vaccinations) you take them to the dr asap. a child under 3 months does not usually get a fever unless there is infection somewhere in the body. i dealt with lots of specialists as well (you name it we saw them) and i was told this by every person.

Keri - posted on 11/11/2009

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You can give infant tylenol. at .4 (it's the first line towards the end of the dropper)

Jessica - posted on 11/11/2009

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Infants Tylenol 0.4ml half dropper. I'm doing it now to prevent fever til Wed. because my 9 week old got shots Monday. Not Children Tylenol.

If your child hasn't recently gotten immunizations and is running fever of 101 or higher...contact your physician (until the morning you can administer the above dosage of Infants Tylenol)

Jennifer - posted on 11/10/2009

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I am sure you have called your Dr.....but if you are worried and don't want to give the baby anything ( drugs ). Put wet wool socks on his/her feet then a pair of cotton socks over top of the wet wool socks. That will bring the fever down til you get to the Dr.

Sara - posted on 11/10/2009

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Any fever in an infant under 3 months needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Call your pediatrician/family doctor and have your baby seen.

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Nicole - posted on 11/17/2009

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Don't give tylenol or such, an 8 wk old baby should NOT have a fever and if they do...see your doctor!!!

Nicole - posted on 11/17/2009

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All babies under 6 months of age should get medical attention if a fever develops!!! It's not normal for a baby to have a fever!! Fever is the bodies way of fighting something and an 8 week old does not have an immune system strong enough to fight, so don't cover up the symptoms by giving tylenol or such! See your doctor!

Carla - posted on 11/17/2009

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at that age take baby to a doctor, babies get dehydrated very quickly with a fever.

Britni - posted on 11/16/2009

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um well if he or she has a feaver they need to go to the emergency room, my daughter who is 2 months now, had a feaver last week of 101.7 30 mins later went up to 102.4 she ended up having a kidney and bladder infection.. so and the only thing they can take is infant tylinol.. so call ur dr

Becca - posted on 11/13/2009

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It depends on how high the fever is.. My nurse told me if the fever got above 100.4 rectal then to take her into the E.R until she is three months old

Ashley - posted on 11/11/2009

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oh and if your child is pulling at her ear.....that's usually a very good sign of an ear infection which tylenol cannot cure...she needs an antibioitic

Jennifer - posted on 11/11/2009

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You can use infant tylenol, but I would really contact your pediatrician regarding any questions you might have to be reassured and to be on the safe side.

Jessica - posted on 11/11/2009

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Quoting Ashley:

this was what i was told by the childrens hospital. if a child under the age of 3 months has a fever you need to take them in ASAP! a child under 3 months does not have a fever for no reason. 9 times outta 10 it's infection. to be honest i have to agree with anna. half the time it's not medical professionals giving out advice on here. anyways right on the tylenol botle it says....under 3 months contact a physician


It's under 2 months of age. And on the Infants Tylenol bottle, it says:



           " Under 24 lbs / Under 2 years   Ask a doctor"



Infant's Motrin says:



             "Under 6 months    Ask a Doctor"



My pediatrician (nb & preemie specialist) gave me a print out from a site.  It reads:



* 0.4 ML 0-3 months or until  11 lbs.



* 0.8 ML 4-11 months or until 17 lbs ( at this point you can do Childrens Drops 1/2 tsp.)



and so on ---this info would be pointless since your baby is under 12 months and less than 18-23 lbs---

Ashley - posted on 11/10/2009

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this was what i was told by the childrens hospital. if a child under the age of 3 months has a fever you need to take them in ASAP! a child under 3 months does not have a fever for no reason. 9 times outta 10 it's infection. to be honest i have to agree with anna. half the time it's not medical professionals giving out advice on here. anyways right on the tylenol botle it says....under 3 months contact a physician

Terra - posted on 11/10/2009

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sounds like your daughter might have an ear infection. For that sweet oil is great but you still need to take them both to a pediatrician and get the professional medical advice. With your small ones you really can't tell what is wrong until you do. It is always better to get an antibiotic for ear infections because the sweet oil luke warm just helps soothe it. You need to get them both to a doctor because if not with them being so congested they could get pneumonia. Need to get professional advice for real atleast call the nurse of their doctor and make sure they should not come in. Especially with swine and regular flu going around now... could be really dangerous for their ages if not monitered.

Candice - posted on 11/10/2009

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well what about congestion my 8 week old and my 17 month old is congested bad they both are running fever coughing nose is stopped up and constently crying and my little girl wont stop pulling on her ears? please help

Anna - posted on 11/09/2009

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You can't - it is a virus that causes fever. You should really talk to a doctor about this. I would not take medical advice from random people on this website - I have read some really bad and dangerous advice that's been given out on here.

Kate - posted on 11/09/2009

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how high? if its higher than 101 go to the doc give tylenol on that small i gave half the first line dose. but ask ur doc how much.

Ashley - posted on 11/09/2009

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How high of a fever? If it is over 100.3, call the pediatrician, especially since your baby is so young.
Use Infant Tylenol (I don't have the bottle in front of me, but it should tell you the dose, if you are not sure, ask the doctor!), and don't overdress your baby. You can try a tepid bath, but again, call the doctor, talk to the on-call doctor if it is after hours.
Good luck, I hope that fever goes down!

Marina - posted on 11/09/2009

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Well, I know when my son gets his shots and when he was circumsized they recommended children's tylenol for the fever(.2 tablespoon every 4 hours -->that's the first line on the syringe) but, my son also also got a cold once and a fever came along with it and when I talked to my pediatrician they said not to give him the children's tylenol in that case because you don't want to masque an infection. In that case you want to just want to monitor his temperature and notify your pediatrician if his/her temperature exceeds 101 for long periods of time. So, depending on your child's symptoms there are different remedies! I would talk to your pediatrician though just to be safe! Hope this helps :)

Brandy - posted on 11/09/2009

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You can use baby tylenol to bring the fever down if she weighs enough for it. Don't bundle her up or try to keep her cool. Dress her as you would dress. You can give her a long bath but monitor the water temp. throughout and make sure it stays lukewarm. If it starts to cool, add some warm. On the doctors last week they said that a warm bath lasting for 30 min should temporarily get rid of a fever. Don't let her get cool or she could get the chills and then it will be worse.

Ella - posted on 11/09/2009

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You can give infant tylenol...ask pharmacist of the amount of dose. Give room temp bath, leave baby in diaper and onsie, don't wrap them up in blankets.. if fever won't drop, call your doctor. I hope that helps!

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