What other solutions are there when your child has a fever but doesn't want to take the medince?

SAMMANTHA - posted on 10/28/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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Son has a fever, but doesn't like any type of medince, so i try and mix it with his drink but yet he won't drink it because he knows its in there, i have tired other ways but hes just too smart for me. Are there any other ways or ideas that i can try?

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Bekki - posted on 10/29/2009

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Never put your child in a cold bath. Not because its cold, not because it makes them mad but because cold water causes them to shiver, shivering raises their fever rather than dropping it. If you take the bath method the water should be warm, and they should be taken out before the water gets cold, you do not want the child to shiver.
There are pacifiers for babies that you fill with medications and they suck on them and get the meds at the same time they can be found at walmart.
Rubbing alcohol isn't good for children to have large amounts of on them, it dries out their skin and it soaks in through the skin and can potentially make them sick if too much is used.
To prevent the shivering use a cold wet wash cloth.. only on the forehead, as soon as the wash cloth gets warm, rewet it. Children lose most of their heat through their heads and skin, so keep them covered up . You don't want them to lose heat, you want the fever gone.. Also fever is not a bad thing it is a good thing, it shows the body is fighting an infection. In recent years the safe fever temp has been raised and is no longer 101.0 it is now 103. If your child is under that temperature they are still safe. At 104 they will start to have a little more risks.

Kyla - posted on 10/28/2009

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You can always try a temped bath and let him soak in it for about 20 minutes and it will help bring down the fever. If that doesnt work maybe try the chewable tylenol my kids really like those.

Sharon - posted on 10/28/2009

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Yes let him suffer.



My kids have a choice. Take the medicine or stay in bed and suffer silently. I don't want to hear the whining.



I do keep a variety of liquid medicines, disolving pills and regular swallow pills, and even suppositories. They have a choice.

Erica - posted on 10/28/2009

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My boys are both on Singulair daily... and neither of them like taking "medicine". Yet they do not mind taking "vitamins" (we do the Flintstones ones). So every chance I get, I do a chewable and tell them it's a vitamin... When they were little, I would cradle them in one arm, and wrap their other arm around my back and then squirt the liquid kind in their mouth. Kind of difficult, but hey, you do what you have to! Hope he gets better!

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Brenda - posted on 10/29/2009

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Acetaminophen suppositories if it's life threatening.

My daughter loves the chewables, and I used to break them in 1/2 before she could have a whole. Homeopathic medicines can work well too, if you know a bit about them.

Belinda - posted on 10/29/2009

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try bribing him with a candy my sister does this and it works for her, if this doesn't work try putting him in a luke warm bath this will help bring fever down

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Have you tried bubble gum flavor motrin? My son has NO problem taking that and then it helps him take the rest of them... We've also done the luke warm bath and put cool rag on forehead, flip it every so often and rewet... Until my son would kindly drink his out of a cup I used a dropper and would sneak it in his mouth when he wasn't paying attention and get it back far enough that most of it would go in... I had to fight him a few times, have my hubby hold him down for me etc... eventually he dropped the fight because he knew he was getting it anyways and nothing he did kept him from getting his meds...

Tasha - posted on 10/28/2009

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Depending on how old, try to put the med in the side of the cheek. Normally works best for my one son

Krista - posted on 10/28/2009

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A fever is a way of fighting off infection and you really don't need to treat it unless it's really high. Let it run it's course and he'll be fine.

Amanda - posted on 10/28/2009

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Try a luke warm bath and let the water cool down with them. If you stick em straight into cold it could shock the system not to mention piss em off LOL!!
Also the green rubbing alchol works well if you rub the chest and back with it.
One last thing put wash rags under arm pits. IDK y there but a nurse told my mom to do it with my grandparents when they were sick and it really works

Erin - posted on 10/28/2009

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I put baking soda on my childrens temples and somehow this brings the temp down. I don't do the cool bath thing, just because I can't take cold showers myself and I couldn't do this to my kids. Hope this helps

Tonya - posted on 10/28/2009

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Check with you doctor, but mine recommended Fever-All when my son had a high fever and wouldn't take medicine. It's a suppository. Otherwise, I use bribes, like jelly beans, gummies, anything that's a treat.

Crystal - posted on 10/28/2009

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I know this sounds mean, but I would have to lay my son on the floor and stadle his arms putting all the weight on my feet so i wouldn't hurt him and use the smallest oral syringe they give you. Place it inside his cheek and work it between his teeth and then sqirt it down real quick. I knew he would spit it out if i didn't either plug his nose real fast to make him swallow it or blow in his face. It works until they get the idea of what is going on. He was 2-3 and now he does the chewables with no problem, but a lot of chewables you can't give to a child under 4.

Cheryl - posted on 10/28/2009

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I put it in my sons sippy cup. When he was a baby I put it in his bottles.

Ashley - posted on 10/28/2009

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Try putting him in a bath of water and rubbing alcohol. It will bring the fever down!

Kelli - posted on 10/28/2009

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Rinse off his wrists in cool water. There is a large blood flow in that area and will be the most effective if you can't get him in bath. Alcohol rub. Catnip tea.

Raylene - posted on 10/28/2009

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i had the same problem my 2 yr old kept throwing it up and nothing worked until i found suppositories in the drugstore, they cant fight that and it brought his fevers down then he wasnt so crabby and took the normal tylenol eventually which then led to being able to take the other med he was prescribed. good luck

Hannah - posted on 10/28/2009

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You cant let him make the rules. Tell him why he has to take it and that he doesnt have a choice so he should be a good boy to make mama happy and daddy proud.

Brenda - posted on 10/28/2009

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how old is the baby.. put the med in the bottle or sippy cup. or theres rectal suppositories med you can use!

Alyssa - posted on 10/28/2009

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You can try to give him a cool bath and just get him very hydrated. And then..there is another option. Tell him he has to take the medicine or he has to go to the doctors and get a shot. That MIGHT change his mind.

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