I am out of Tylenol and my 4mo old has a fever What else can I do?

Jessica - posted on 01/22/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




She had her shots and has had a fever all night and im out of Tylenol and can't leave. I was gonna give her ibuprofen but they said not until she's 6 months but what I've read online its ok cause she's 17lbs aren't u supposed to go by weight anyway?


Ev - posted on 01/22/2014




It depends on the doctor and the health of your child. You can not go with a lot of things you find online. You need to actually go with what the doc says. If you are wanting to know why she should wait for ibuprofen until 6 months, why don't you ask the doctor about that? Even check the package directions as well to see what they say for ages to give meds too. A lot of meds that you get OTC say in the directions if its okay for anyone under 12 to have it. Going by weight is a good idea but sometimes if a child is very small, they might dose them at a lessor level of meds because of the size issue. You reallly need to do as doc says.

1 Comment

View replies by

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms