when would you give fever reducer to 9 week old? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-25-2009, 04:05 PM - Thread Starter
 
jennay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: DC Area
Posts: 1,137
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
jennay is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-25-2009, 06:25 PM
 
deditus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: In the LandOLakes missin the mitten
Posts: 2,978
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

Emily, cooking allergen free, knitting, reading, gardening Mom to 1 beautiful girl, born in the water on July 1, 2006 Wife to 1 handsome man since September 10, 2005
deditus is offline  
Old 11-25-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Marnica's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 5,470
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
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)

If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.

Marnica is offline  
Old 11-25-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Alyantavid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 7,595
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nope. But I rarely give fever reducers anyways. Fevers are a normal and necessary part of the body's defense.
Alyantavid is offline  
Old 11-25-2009, 10:02 PM
 
limette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,424
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I agree with what everyone else said.

Just google fever myths.

Here's one link.
limette is offline  
Old 11-25-2009, 10:44 PM
 
SuburbanHippie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: finally out in the country
Posts: 1,837
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marnica View Post
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.

Mom to REPlaySkateboard04HL.gif(12), bikenew.gif(7), energy.gif(5),  guitar.gif(4), baby.gif (born 7/8/11), dog2.gif, and chicken3.gif

 


 

SuburbanHippie is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off