My daughter has been running a temp of 102.2 and doctors say don't administer medicine. What do I do? I haveb been giving her Motrin because I hate her being sick. Is there anything to make her feel comfortable while she is sick?

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Heather - posted on 04/23/2009

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My daughter ran a fever of 102 for days. I took her to two different doctors. They both told me it was some virus that needed to run its course. They told me to give her children's ibuprofen to control the fever and help her rest. Day five and the third office visit, pneumonia was finally diagnosed and antibiotics were initiated. The point is not to take the opinion as gospel if the symptoms persist, continue to advocate on behalf of your child. Your the only voice they have.

Ashley - posted on 04/23/2009

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oh yeah i like the cold cloth on forehead or back, i did that and it helped.

Kerry - posted on 04/23/2009

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I'm curious too....why did he say no meds? What I've learned when my kids have higher temps is you alternate between tylenol and motrin. around the clock if you can. it really helps keep the fever down and the child more comfortable. we learned that when my oldest was 16 mos and had a virus with a temp of 105. the hospital told us to do that and it worked and has on all 3 of mine since. you can also put a cold damp washcloth on her forhead or back of her neck. it helps to cool her down. HTH!

Kim - posted on 04/23/2009

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Our physician always said use the meds as needed. If they are uncomfortable go ahead. If they are acting fine and the fever isn't too high it's probably not necessary.

Ashley - posted on 04/23/2009

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according to my sons pediatrician a fever normally is nothing to worry about unless they start convulsing. As far as making them feel comfy, i just make sure that there is no chaos in the house, that it stays quite and relaxed. I keep him in his bed so that way he can sleep alot. I sometimes rub his back as long as he permits it to relax him. Motrin i thinky is ok to administer, according to my sons pediatrician he does not want to administor like antiobiotics or things like that, but tylenol or motrin is usually ok. Oh and cool water will help cool them off and thus feel a little better.

Rachael - posted on 04/23/2009

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Why is the doctor saying no medicine?? Have you tried Tylenol to try to break the fever or a cool bath?

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