According to our chiro, anything below 104 isn't technically a *fever*. It's merely considered an elevated temp. Knowing that helped us get thru the high measles fevers - befor ewe knew what it was. The fact your babe has a fever-er... higher temp
shows that their body is doing exaclty what it is supposed to do. Yay for the developing immune system working the kinks out now.
Since you think there's a cold ontop of teething- I'd hold off onthe tylenol and let the body cook it. For teething, we use Herbs For Kids teething stuff- Gumomile (chamomile/clove oil soution- works great- I've tried
) Also, we used a couple times when a child was sweating out a good fever Valerian Super Calm (Herbs For Kids too-love 'em!) to help ease 'em off to sleep while uncomfy. You can actually hurt the body's attempts to cook the ickies by suppressing the inflamatory response and lowering the temp. My humble adice- and what has worked for us is to hold your babe as often as they need, try to keep comfy minus lowering the temp, and sweat it out. There was a Mothering article awhile back called "Don't Worry, Mom. I'm Just Growing." or something like that on this- naybody know where/ how to find it? It says it way better than I.
We made this switch to not medicating temps over a year ago (tylenoled 6yr ds- resulted in many repeat illensses) WE've been super psyched with the results. My 3yr ds did
have one febrile convulsion from high temp. It was ONLY 102!!!!
OUr ped walked us through things on the phone assuring us all was indeed well. He then explained that febrile convulsions AREN'T CAUSED BY HIGH TEMPS- but merely the temp rising high AND fast. He did just feel icky, sit down, and suddenly was hot. I temped him just moments before the convulsion too. (Good think I was holding him.)
HTH and hang in there, Momma!