Can't get 2 y/o's fever below 103... ideas, moms?

Amy - posted on 12/08/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My 2 y/o has a 103 degree fever and I'm all out of ideas!

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Corrie - posted on 12/11/2009

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Alternate Tylenol and Motrin every four hours and also temped bath. Focus the cooler over the top of the head. This tricks the body into cooling down. When my daughter was eight months old, she spiked a fever of 104 and that what the nurse told explained to me as she was giving her a temped bath in the doctors office. At the time even with the Tylenol and Motrin her temp would only go down to 102. If it still won't go down take the child to the doctor or ER. There could be something more serious going on. Good luck.

Katelyn - posted on 12/10/2009

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The old remedy of rubbing alcohol and/or alcohol baths is not safe! It can cause seizures, among other things. Use warm bath or Tylenol. However Tylenol will only mask the fever. It will sore back up after the meds wear off. If it persists for more than 48 hours call doc. If not let it run it's course. A fever is good. It means your child's immune system is healthy enough to fight off infection. See doc right away if accompanied by other symptoms like coughing, runny nose, vomit, diarreah, etc.

Andrea - posted on 12/08/2009

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You can try a luke warm bath... Give him tylonol or motrin.. Then make sure you have phone and call your doctor or i would be heading to the ER if it last more then 2 to 4 hours is what i was always told.. I just had to do the bath thing with my son 2 yr and daughter 8 mon.. hope this is helpful best wishes and take care

Michelle - posted on 12/09/2009

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What I do if my kids are running a high fever I put peppermint oil on a wet cold washcloth and put it on thier forehead. It works wonders. I give them tylenol and take them to the Dr.

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Sheralyn - posted on 12/10/2009

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alternate tylenol and advil (childrens) every 4 hourd and keep a cool washcloth on their head. try getting them to drink a bit too. my kids won't go for water or pedialite, i stick with 7up mixed with apple juice, that way it's a special treat and i can get cool fluids into them. good luck.

Maggie - posted on 12/10/2009

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give tylenol as often as the label indicates. Try a lukewarm (not hot, not cold) bath. Don't swab the baby with alcohol! It can make him/her shiver and make the temperature go up. cool cloths on the forehead. give popsicles or pedialyte in a sippy with some ice. Keep him/her hydrated. If he won't take liquids try giving jello.

You should take him to a doctor as soon as you can.

Lisa - posted on 12/09/2009

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Otterpops help. A lukewarm bath, not too hot and not too cold. Also the cold wash cloths. You can give them a dose of Tylenol AND a dose of Motrin if just one isn't working. They're two different medicines, it won't OD them. That's what the nurses at the hospital always told me.

Amelia - posted on 12/09/2009

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rotate ty and mot every 4 hrs. if fever does not start 2 drop. take to doc ..

Michelle - posted on 12/08/2009

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Our doctor had said we could give my son both tylenol and motrin. It worked really well. Baths can help too. Good luck. I know that's miserable for everyone involved. Call the doctor and see what they say if you can't get it to go down. Be sure to keep your little one hydrated too.

Cynthia - posted on 12/08/2009

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My Dr. told us to alternate Tylenol and Motrin I think you can give the Tylenol every 4 and Motrin every 2. Also I bought these things called Little Fevers Cooling Cloths. They are over the counter in the pharmacy. You get 20 in a box. They have witch hazel, aloe and Chammomile in them . You are supposed to open the packet and wipe the child's body with it and it's supposed to help bring a fever down. Luckily I haven't had to use them yet so I dont know how they work, but might be worth a shot! I hope he gets better really soon! I'm sure it's scary!

Erin - posted on 12/08/2009

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Head to the doc, if its not breaking. My daughter just got over a fever like that today which she's had since Saturday(4 days ago), we alternated tylenol and advil every 4 hours (this is also what the pediatrician told us to do when I took her in yesterday since it was then 3 days). It worked only if we did it religiously otherwise it would soar back up as soon as the meds wore off.

Cindy - posted on 12/08/2009

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Hey Amy!

My doctor always told me that if a fever doesn't break at all after 2 days that I should be taking her in to see him or the hospital. But considering the H1N1 is still going around I am not sure if it is around your area or if you guys have got the shot I would be freaking. I know here where I live it has pretty much passed through but before I we got them I was taking my daughters temp constantly. But if you guys have your shots then I wouldn't worry about that... just something that literally just popped into my head.

If you have tried tylenol or advil( i find advil works best) and the fever doesn't break I would be heading to the doc for sure. Hope all goes well!

Syrita - posted on 12/08/2009

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I the baby has a fever for more than a day you should take them to the doctor.

Lindsay - posted on 12/08/2009

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Cold washcloths on the forehead, underarms, and groin area. Also give motrin or tylenol and contact the doctor...

Sheryl - posted on 12/08/2009

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i would take the to the doc. or call or doc.! most doc.s have an on call number just call the office it should say on the answer michine. or you may want to take them to the er. hope that helps.

Danielle - posted on 12/08/2009

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Take and try to rub their forehead w/ rubbing alcohol. First give them tylonol or whatever it is you use as a fever reducer.

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