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#1 of 6 Old 11-25-2009, 03:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We seem to have a virus going around the house...i had a fever yesterday, 2yo dd has a fever now of about 102 and 9 week old dd has a rectal of 100.9
ped wants me to give her .4 tylenol.

she's still nursing well, not too cranky, sleeping a little more than usual

when would you give the fever reducer?
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When would I? I would not. My dd ran 104-105 degree fevers several times for 36-48 hours or so when she was fighting a virus at that age and up until 12 months. These fevers were accompanied by no other symptoms, I think letting the fever run it's course is the absolute best thing to help kill the infection. Tylenol is very hard on the liver and I deeply regret EVER giving it to my dd and I never will again.

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No way....a rectal temp of 100.4 is barely a fever....

Fever reducers (esp tylenol) can be dangerous. Fevers are a sign that the body is fighting whatever it is that it's fighting...messing with this natural process IMO can have terrible consequences. There is plenty of info about this in medical journals. if you are interested in a some of it pm me (I would have to send it to you as an attchement)

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Nope. But I rarely give fever reducers anyways. Fevers are a normal and necessary part of the body's defense.
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I agree with what everyone else said.

Just google fever myths.

Here's one link.
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No way....a rectal temp of 100.4 is barely a fever....
I agree with this. Nursing and resting is the best way to through an illness. I would not use any fever reducers at all.

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