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Old 02-21-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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16M HAS FEVER...CAN I GIVE MOTRIN ? (UPDATE)

We have tried Tylenol today and fever keeps coming back. I posted earlier, my dd has stomach flu or/and a little teething. No vomiting tho.

When she woke from a nap, she was burning up...tho dressed in a LS romper, sox and all, with a blankey, so maybe just a bit high with waking up and all. U think? I am gonna check again in just a bit. I check under arm, it was 102, and don't you add 1 as well?

Should I keep giving Tyl or go get Motrin?

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Old 02-21-2007, 05:03 PM   #2
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16 months old? DS's been getting motrin since 6 months!

Tylenol doesn't work worth crap for anything. At least not for us, or anyone we know. If we're going to take meds, we're at least going to make sure they help. So motrin it is.
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:07 PM   #3
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A fever is only dangerous for a baby if it stays above 103 for 24 hours. Remember that fever is the body's natural defense. It stimulates the immune system and eliminates through sweat. Just being there with her through it and listening to your instincts and hers, too.

I've had amazing success in bringing down a fever with homeopathic belladonna (it's in Hyland's teething tablets). Within an hour of taking it, the all-day fever was gone. I've also heard about rinsing baby's feet with vinegar as a miraculous cure, never tried it though. I don't know about Tylenol or Motrin.

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Old 02-21-2007, 05:08 PM   #4
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Re: 16M HAS FEVER...CAN I GIVE MOTRIN ?

You can actually alternate between Motrin and Tylenol. DH is a Paramedic, and says not to give Tylenol too much, because its bad for their liver. He is a strong advocate of Motrin.

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Old 02-21-2007, 05:11 PM   #5
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Try to give the baby a luke warm bath to bring down the fever. 103 is high, and after 103 they can start having fibrou (sp?) seizures from the fever. Try and keep it under 103. If it doesn't come down with the Motrin take the baby in to the Dr. I know it sucks when they are sick.

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okay mamas...now I am worried about her liver, lol. i have given it 3x's today 2 dropper fulls. I should have waitied to hear more from you ladies and just went and gotten the Motrin
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Re: 16M HAS FEVER...CAN I GIVE MOTRIN ?

I would just let the fever do its job....
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Don't worry about the baby's liver I didn't mean to scare you. Just don't keep giving it, try and alternate with the Motrin. Yes, the fever has to run its course, but don't let it get to 103 and above. Again, if it doesn't come down with the meds take her to the Dr. better safe than sorry.

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I've also heard that after they are 6 months old Motrin is better for them than Tylenol is.

Hope she feels better.
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Re: 16M HAS FEVER...CAN I GIVE MOTRIN ?

for some reasson david doenst like the flavor of motrin
do try the bathes though
david was sick too last week with 103 fever. poor lil guy
hope dc feels better soon
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