whats a good way to break a 5 month olds fever?

Brittany - posted on 01/09/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I took Bella to the doctor and they told me that she had an upper respitory infection but didn't give medicines for it, so i got aggravated & took her to Baptist pediatric after hours, and they told me she didn't have an upper respitory infection that it was a double ear infection. So they gave me antibiotics for her, she took that for 10 days like i was instructed to give to her, well then i took her to the doctor again because she's having the same symptoms, and now she's got bronchitis & has been running a 103 fever.



How do i break her fever because i've already taken her to the hospital & they told me to just give her motrin.

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Stacey - posted on 05/01/2013

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Hi my son is five months old and just now getting his 4 mth shots due to insurance problems but anyways. He got them around 9:30 am it is now midnight and I used a digital pacifier thermometer and it said 101.1 should i take him to e.r? I gave him children's tylenol it doesn't say how much to give. It just says children such and such age ask ur doctor but the office is closed. How can i help the fever go down? He has been sleeping ALL day and when he's awake he still plays and smiles just not as much. What's the best thing to do? Any advice is good. Thanks

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Latonya - posted on 02/20/2013

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My daughter is 5mth. She recur ed her shots today. An is running a temp of 102. I'm giving infants Tylenol an infant's ibuprofen. What else can I do to break it

Helen - posted on 01/12/2010

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The fever is fighting the infection, but surely she shouldn't have a fever for so long? It sounds really bad for her. I'd take her straight back to the docs and ask why she hasn't got any meds for the infection and why the hell they didn't give her anything in the first place? Dab her with a tepid flannel, keep up with the medicine you're giving and the advice given above sounds great, strip her off when it spikes and don't overload with clothes and sheets. Keep the room ventilated but NOT cold. Lots of luck!

Brandi - posted on 01/09/2010

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Keep this up for at least 24 hours and keep checking her temp. every couple of hours. When you think she is over the fever (I usually start weening the meds away after 24 hours). Take the tylenol away first (the motrin is much more effective, but the tylenol REALLY helps in between the motrin doses) and check her fever every couple of hours. If is spikes again just before her next dose of motrin should be try to keep her cool until her next motrin dose, then start up the tylenol again. If the fever isn't persisting near the end of a motrin dose, skip the next motrin dose as well as the tylenol dose you have already skipped. Check temp often until you are sure fever is gone. IF fever comes back start the motrin and 2 hours later give tylenol an start the regiment over again for a few more hours. IF fever lasts longer than 48 hours contact your dr.

Brandi - posted on 01/09/2010

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Is the motrin not helping her??? My daughter had febrile seizures (seizures caused by fevers) and so when she has a fever I HAVE to make sure it comes down. I use a regiment of MOTRIN AND TYLENOL (yes you can give both at the same time). Stagger the doses of medicine so that she ALWAYS has some medicine at FULL strength in her body. Read the dosages on the bottles of the meds. I BELIEVE that they both can be given every 4 hours for the infant drops. SOOOO Give MOTRIN first (it works faster than tylenol) then 2 hours later give TYLENOL. 2 hours later, give next dose of MOTRIN. 2 hours later give next dose of TYLENOL. and so on. IF fever is still up (which after this regiment, my daughter's fever was usually under control) put your daughter in a lukewarm bath (not cold, it can cause a chill and the chill will cause a fever). If that still isn't working, definitely take her to the E.R. (and if the fever climbs above 104 she NEEDS TO GO TO THE E.R. IMMEDIATELY) I hope your little one feels better soon and I hope this helps you. Good luck.

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you could give her motrin and tylenol every 2 hours.. trade off each time..like give her motrin then two hours later give her tylenol... try using an humidifier on her too. that should help..hope this helps!!

Andrea - posted on 01/09/2010

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I would take my kids down to just the nappy and if that didn't help i would try a luke warm bath ( little on the cooler side) hope this is helpful.. Best wishes and take care.. Hope your little bella feels better soon... Otherwise take her back and tell them you are not comfy with what they told you and you would like a second...

Joannah - posted on 01/09/2010

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if i was you i would take her to the hospital, its not good for any child/baby to have a fever. The other thing you could do is keep her cool as possible so she is not overheating and maybe try some cool boiled water. Hope this helps.

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