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Temp is getting higher...help Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4230 posts
status 22nd Jun '13

In his 5 yrs, whenever he has had a fever it has never not gone down after I give him medicine. Well, I checked his temp almost 2 hrs ago and it was 101.6 so I gave him 7.5 ml of tylenol but I just checked it again and it's now 102.2, what should I do? Can I give him some more?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
22nd Jun '13

Alternate Tylenol and Motrin. Lukewarm bath lots of fluids.

Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4230 posts
status 22nd Jun '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" Alternate Tylenol and Motrin. Lukewarm bath lots of fluids."


So after how many doses and it not lowering should I be worried? It freaks me out because it's increasing and he's complaining of his neck hurting :?

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
22nd Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy2Kay:</b>" So after how many doses and it not lowering should I be worried? It freaks me out because it's increasing and he's complaining of his neck hurting :?"</blockquote>




That's common with a fever. Give him cold rags for his neck and forehead. Take him to the doc in the morning. 102 sucks but its not an emergency at this point.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Mommy2Kay:" So after how many doses and it not lowering should I be worried? It freaks me out because it's increasing and he's complaining of his neck hurting :?"

3 days of a fever is when I would take him to the doc. If it gets to 105/106 after meds then its ER worthy.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
22nd Jun '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mommy2Kay:</b>" So after how many doses and it not lowering ... [snip!] ... him cold rags for his neck and forehead. Take him to the doc in the morning. 102 sucks but its not an emergency at this point."


:!: I agree. Give the pediatrician a call in the morning. for now, just try and keep him comfortable. be prepared, it's going to get higher tonight.

Mommy2Kay Due April 20; 1 child; Florida 4230 posts
status 22nd Jun '13

Thanks ladies! At least this is happening now while I'm off so I can take care of him.