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jaelynsmommy61607 01-05-2013 01:52 AM

What temp do you medicate?
 
Our ER visit tonight left me questioning myself. So I'm curious when do you medicate your children? If its not a certain temp is it behavior?

leyash 01-05-2013 01:57 AM

Re: What temp do you medicate?
 
I medicate anything above 102, or anything below 102 if they are not comfortable. Lethargic, won't eat for an extended period, etc. All reasons that I medicate.

ktmelody 01-05-2013 01:58 AM

Rarely.


Chills or lethargy. I don't even own a thermometer. If they have a fever and are acting ok just sick with a cold/tummy bug then we leave it alone.

raymark 01-05-2013 02:05 AM

Re: What temp do you medicate?
 
I medicate most all fevers, aches, & pains.

PoshPants 01-05-2013 02:21 AM

Re: What temp do you medicate?
 
103+ and only if prolonged, but I'd also be trying to figure out cause vs just medicating. Fever reducers have side effects and how high a fever gets and length of time it remains can be a good indication if a child has a bacterial infection.

rebekka117 01-05-2013 06:06 AM

Re: What temp do you medicate?
 
all tylenol, ibuprofin, etc. does is make your child more comfortable, does nothing for actually shortening the cold/fever. That being said, i give it to him whenever he looks uncomfortable or if he has a temp above a 100 just in case he is uncomfortable.

mommabritt 01-05-2013 06:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rebekka117
all tylenol, ibuprofin, etc. does is make your child more comfortable, does nothing for actually shortening the cold/fever. That being said, i give it to him whenever he looks uncomfortable or if he has a temp above a 100 just in case he is uncomfortable.

This.

kanga1622 01-05-2013 07:18 AM

Over 101 or if he is in a lot of pain. When he has croup we sometimes medicate at 100 if it helps to calm him and let him sleep easier.

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Holly dolly 01-05-2013 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by leyash
I medicate anything above 102, or anything below 102 if they are not comfortable. Lethargic, won't eat for an extended period, etc. All reasons that I medicate.

This exactly.

mommy24babes 01-05-2013 07:29 AM

Depends on the age of the child too.
I'm a bit more cautious with wee little ones and high fever. I gave a single does of Ibuprofen to my1 yo when her fever spiked to 102 and she was very fussy.
My bigger kids I mostly watch behavior. If they are uncomfortable headaches, body aches, chills, ect I will medicate for that. Otherwise the fever runs its course.


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