I'm a nurse and was always trained to give tyelnol with any temp over 101 for a child. I've now seen the light and realize that a fever is a good thing and allows the immune system to develop. I've read lots of info and have trouble finding any one answer on how high to let a fever go before giving an antipyretic. I always believed febrile seizures could start with a temp of 105, but have found info indicating that this number is really 104. Another source said that seizures are caused when the temp rises too fast and has nothing to do with the actual degree. Any thoughts? I'm dealing with a 13 mo old by the way. Thanks.
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2/20/05 at 6:03pm