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#1 of 11 Old 01-26-2007, 05:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am stuck at home in NYc (dh is coming late) and I am tight on cash now adn wanted to know how to treat 3 year ds who has a 101.1 fever and vomitted 1x. this morning he developed a fever I gave him a supository(feverall) and it died down but it came back, he drank some fresh OJ juice but later vomitted. He is Happy but has not played all day and has been on the sofa since morning. He complains about his mouth (but his lips are chapped) and all I noticed is fever. He said his tummy hurt but I think he over me on the phone with dh (my stomach was cramping from my menstration). Any advice would be very helpful (he hardly gets sick and fevers)
thanks and Happy new year.


I sure do miss breastfeeding him! so healing! I did it for 2 1/2 years
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and moist skin associated with cold and flu? He had the feverall at 11am (3pm now).

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I don't medicate the fever ever. Fever is a response to the body and aids in healting.

I don't know what you have at home but this is what I generally have on hand and give at times like you described.
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a bad mother for not giving him Tynenol. He is at 103.5 and is tired but no other symtoms other than vomitting once this morning.
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just make sure he is staying hydrated...I dont usually treat fevers so I guess Im a bad mom too lol
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I've been meaning to create a link with some fever information, so you are the first to benefit from it.




Hope your sister reads all of it. :

You can tell her, that when I raised my three kids I never even had a thermometer. And I don't bother taking my grand-children's temps either when they feel hot. There is no sense to it.


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My mom freaked out on me the other night because I didn't give dd any Tylenol for her fever. She told me I was going to fry dd's brain.

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I don't medicate for fever either. I just try to keep them as hydrated and comfortable as possible and let it run its course.

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My mom freaked out on me the other night because I didn't give dd any Tylenol for her fever. She told me I was going to fry dd's brain.

Yes, that's what they told us in the '70s and '80s.
But now they are going back to when no one treated fevers and knew it was the body's best defence.

Even a temp of 105 does not fry a child's brain. Fevers generally go up and down. The body regulates itself. And when you do bring a fever down too quickly with anti-pyretics, it can cause febrile seizures.
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Yes, that's what they told us in the '70s and '80s.
But now they are going back to when no one treated fevers and knew it was the body's best defence.

Even a temp of 105 does not fry a child's brain. Fevers generally go up and down. The body regulates itself. And when you do bring a fever down too quickly with anti-pyretics, it can cause febrile seizures.
My son had a febrile seizure when we did NOT give Tylenol....which landed us in the ER. So we give it now when his temp gets high.

Do you have research on the safety of avoiding Tylenol etc. when a child is prone to febrile seizures?
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