My son has a fever of 103 he went to the dentist today. It wasn't a good experience I don't know if it is a coincidence. Should I call the doctor? It is 1 am
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 4
Greetings,How long the fever is there? Is there any other symptom? When did you give tylenol?Regards.
I have been giving him Tylenol every 4 hous. I just gave him his 3rd dose. He got a a fever in the after noon around 1? It didn't knock it down much.
Thank you for the input. You can give ibuprofen 4 hours after acetaminophen. I hope it will reduce the temperature. You can give & continue luke warm water sponging till the temperature is down. A fan / cooler can be started to cool off in the room but do not give directly. If the temperature does not go down & persists around 103, you need to take to ER for management. Ibuprofen can be repeated 3 -4 times but not more than 4 doses, it can be given 6-8 hourly. A gap of 4 hours should be there between ibuprofen & acetaminophen. Tylenol should not be repeated more than 5 times a day, it can be given 4-6 hourly. If you have any query, please feel free to ask. Please rate my answer as EXCELLENT / GOOD SERVICE when you are satisfied. If you think poor or bad service, then please continue conversation by using REPLY button without rating the answer. This will help me to explain further & satisfy you.
If it persists for how long? Do you think it could be related to the dentist or coincidence?
Tylenol or ibuprofen can lower the temperature after 1/2 to 1 hour. The fever can be from an infection of the tooth or it can be a coincidence.
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