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DS1 has had a temp since last night and I have been trying to just let his body do its work and I haven't given any tylenol. His temp is now 104 and I think I should give the tylenol but I wanted some of your thoughts too. He's also had about 6 g SA, 1 tsp CLO and I've been pushing the liquids. Oh, and should I go with tylenol or beladonna. Any other ideas??
 

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Oh, and I made him some strawberry, orange, carrot, apple, celery, kale juice...
 

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I would try to avoid avoid tylenol. If you really want to reduce the temperature I would put his feet in a bowl of cool water. Personally though I would keep going with the SA and fluids if there are no other symptoms.<br><br>
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I would hold off on the Tylenol.
 

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I'm actually one that's usually fine with Tylenol, but I've recently been reading (and have been told by my GP) that allowing the fever to break naturally cuts short the virus's life span. I would do a bath, perhaps lie with him in bed and do a damp washcloth on the forehead first. If the fever persists more than 1-2 hours, I think at that point, I would give some.<br><br>
Dr. Sears has a good article on this - lemme go rustle it up...<br><br><a href="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/t082100.asp" target="_blank">http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/t082100.asp</a>
 

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No, I would not give any medicine at all.<br><br>
You could wrap his calves in vinegar soaked towels for about 10 minutes or until the towel is hot. Then in about 1 hour do it again.<br><br>
Personally I would just let the fever go but YOU have to feel comfortable.<br><br>
I bet his fever goes back down within a few hours anyway.
 

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Thanks for all the replies. To be honest I was hoping for the replies I received, I didn't want to give him anything but I've never had experience with such a high fever I was beginning to think I should. His fever lasted until this morning but dh did give him motrin in the middle of the night because he was worried his fever was too high. Today he has a very sore throat and a cough. Poor guy, I can barely get him to drink anything let alone eat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I took him to the chiro today. Before he went in he was very flushed and in a very quiet haze. He needed a lot of adjustment and on the way home he was talking up a storm! He is sleeping now, hopefully by tomorrow he will be feeling better.<br><br>
SJ
 
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