17 month old with a fever of 102

Sara Leann - posted on 01/21/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son has had a fever since yesterday morning. Ran around 100.5. I just checked it because he was acting very tired and whining. Also felt very hot. Now it is 102. What should I do?

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Lori - posted on 01/21/2014

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Have you given him anything like tylenol or ibuprofen? Is he eating or… more importantly drinking? The biggest concern generally is dehydration. So keep him drinking water, or watered down juice. I'd give either a dose of ibuprofen or tylenol (assuming he's not allergic to either one of those), and then just keep an eye on him. If the fever drops with the medication then just keep him hydrated. If the fever continues to rise… take him to the doctor.

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