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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.


Between two kids (almost 5 and 3) I have only had to medicate a fever three times total though...it just doesn't happen often in our house thankfully.
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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
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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.
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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.
Yeah that exactly
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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.
Same here. I've never had to medicate so far. I do the same thing with myself, so I know it's not super pleasant to have even a low-grade fever, but I'd rather let our immune systems work the way that they are supposed to.
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I medicate most all fevers, aches, & pains.
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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.
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