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500 Congress St. Suite 1F, Quincy, MA 02169 Phone: (617) 471-3411 Fax: (617) 471-3584
500 Congress Street Ste: 1F, Quincy, MA 02169 Appointments (617) 471-3411
Manage a Fever
What is a fever? -Your child has a fever if the temperature is over 101F (38.3C) The temperature should be taken rectally in infants and children who are unable to use an oral thermometer. Axillary (under arm) temperatures are not accurate. Ear thermometers may be used in infants over one year of age. How can I take care of my child? Use medicine only if the child needs it. Use medicine only if the fever is over 101F. You can give acetaminophen (Tylenol) to children older than two months. Give the right dose for your child’s weight every 4 hours as needed. You can give ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) to infants older than 6 months, if the acetaminophen (Tylenol) does not reduce the fever in an hour. Give the right dose for your child’s weight every 6-8 hours as needed ALWAYS USE TYLENOL FIRST DO NOT GIVE ASPRIN Sponge your child if the fever does not go down. Sit your child in a few inches of lukewarm water and sponge the child’s skin. Stop if the child shivers or put in more warm water. Have your child drink a lot of fluids. Have your child wear as little clothing as possible. Do not bundle up your child, it will make the fever go higher. Avoid thermal pajamas with feet. CALL YOUR DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY IF: Your child is less than 3 months old Your child’s fever is over 105F (40.6C) Your child looks or acts very sick or lethargic Your child has a rash Your child has persistent vomiting and/or diarrhea Your child has difficulty breathing Fever persists beyond 24 hours
For infants under 2 months of age call the office immediately for temperature over 100.4F
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