My 15 month old has a fever of 102...the tylenol doesn't have a dose listed. How much should he take
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Priscilla - posted on 02/23/2010
Amanda, I would suggest that you call a 24 hour pharmacy and ask the pharmacist how much Tylenol to give to your toddler. There are several different formulas of Tylenol and your pharmacist can best advise you on what dosage to give a child based on his/her age and weight. If your child has strep throat, the Tylenol may not completely break the fever. A slight elevation in body temperature is the body's way of fighting infection so I never treat a lowgrade fever. If my child's temperature exceeds 102 degrees, then I administer Tylenol. Also, give your child plenty of fluids when he/she is running a fever to keep him/her well hydrated. I am a huge fan of popsicles for sick kids. The fluid helps to keep them hydrated and the coldness of the popsicle has a numbing/soothing effect on a sore throat. You can also give your child a lukewarm (not ice cold) bath to bring his/her fever down. Don't ever rub the child down in alcohol for a fever. Pediatricians used to recommend rubbing alcohol for a fever 50 years ago but this is not an effective way to bring the fever down and it dries the child's skin out too much. If your child runs a fever for more than 2 days, you should probably take him/her to the pediatrician, as the fever could be caused by a bacteria such as Strep, which requires a prescription antibiotic. Good luck! I know that a fever can be scary but with the right dose of Tylenol and plenty of fluids, your child's fever will probably go down and he/she will be more comfortable.
Sherry - posted on 02/23/2010
hi im a nurse he should take a half a teaspoon every four hours but the fever will get use to tylenol so u have to change them up every fours hours with tylenol and childrens motrin in the orange!!!! and also rubbing them down with white vinegar and a wash cloth will help cut down the fever!!!
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Melissa - posted on 02/23/2010
Keep an eye on his fever-- If your having to keep giving meds to lower it, there is something going on-- anything over 101 might be ear infection, etc... Teething are lower grade fevers. That's what my doctor told me, so I thought I would pass it on. Hope your little guy gets to feeling better soon.
Amanda - posted on 02/23/2010
On infant's tylenol the bottle states:
Under 12lbs 0-3months old - Talk to a doctor
12-17lbs 4-11months - 1mL
18-23lbs 12-23months - 1.5mL
24-35lbs 2-3years - 2mL
Repeat every 4 hours as needed. It is Hazardous to exceed 5 doses per day. And if fever lasts more than 3 days or pain more than 5 days talk to your doctor.
My doc told me, always go by weight.
Lisa - posted on 02/23/2010
If you go to this Dr sears website, it tells you how much by weight of child.
So, 17-21lbs is 1.5 droppers of infant tylenol or 3/4 tsp of children's tylenol. 22-26lbs is 2 droppers infant or 1 tsp children's.
Hope that helps.
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