22 month old sent home with 103 fever. Help.

Tracie - posted on 07/15/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 22 month old little boy was just sent home from Daycare with a 103 fever. I know there is a bug going around righ now, but I'm wondering what I can do to keep him comfortable and keep his fever down. His 5 year old brother just ended his fever this morning (had it for 4 days) I'm just a little scared because he is so young. Help. :)

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Sherri - posted on 07/18/2011

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Just make sure you stay up on his tylenol or motrin. Most doctors won't see them until it has gone longer than 3 days. Remember most younger children's fevers tend to be higher than an adults, if it reaches higher than 104 though I would definitely call doctor. Also try cool baths to keep him comfortable.

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Tracie - posted on 07/18/2011

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Thank you all for the post. He is doing much better. It was his shots he got on Wednesday. I'm so happy it's not the virus his brother got.

Kelina - posted on 07/18/2011

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if he still has the fever try putting a cold cloth between his thighs. lots of blood vessels. Hope he's feeling better though!

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103 is high, but at that age isn't typically dangerous. Motrin or Tylenol should be able to keep it under control. A cool, damp washcloth on his forehead will help... IF he's let you keep it there. My little guy would never cooperate w/ that. Keep him hydrated and call the doc if he gets worse.

Oh... I just noticed this was 3 days ago, so I hope he IS better by now.

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