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what temperature is too high for a 4 year old?
October 14, 2006
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I was just wondering if any of you knew what temperature is too high for a 4 yearold. right now my sons is almost 101 after tylonal. Does anyone know at what point I need to take him to the ER? and is it before or after tylonal

October 14, 2006
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i would call a hospital right away and u may need to bring him in let me know how it goes i will pray his fever goes down cm

October 14, 2006
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it came down to 100. I will be checking again in about an hour. Just to make sure it doesnt rise again. Thank you

October 14, 2006
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over 103 is too high.

put him in a tepid tub to bring the fever down. If it spikes up shortly after the tub, then you've got a kidney or other serious infection and it's e-r time. Keep liquids up with tylenol, as it's hard on the liver. Put gatorade in a bottle. don't put a sleeper on, use a t-shirt and diaper. Fever's gonna go higher at night, keep an eye on it.

good luck!

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October 14, 2006
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I agree w/ free

HI FREE

October 14, 2006
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Thank you both very much I will be keeping an eye on it throughout the night

October 14, 2006
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HI MAMMA!

Have I ever told you how much I admire You?

I do.

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them baby fevers are anxiety provoking, I know. babies run 'em though, as their immune system goes bonkers sometimes. I used to sleep with my babies when they ran fevers, was easy to check on them during the night.

oftentimes, a fever is needed to kill whatever bug is there.

I got to where I let it go until it hit 103 and then went for tylenol, gatorade and tepid tubs. They say to give them Pedialyte but I tasted it and gagged.

One of my kids, at 8, i couldn't get the fever down. it went over 103, and as long as she was in a tepid tub, it went down around 100. Got her out of the tub and it would spike. Went to 104.something at one point. this went on for an hour or so and I put her in the car, went to the medical clinic down the street and walked back to her doctor and told her what was up. Doc took her temp, only about 100, I said wait a few minutes, and voila- it was about 104. Turned out to be a kidney infection and put her in the hospital. this was number 1 of three kids and I'd never had a problem reducing fever- it was scary.

Doc told me at that point that over 103 is too high- means something is very wrong, but under that is pretty conrollable and common for many viruses.

the tepid tub is a miracle. Lukewarm only kuz cold chills them.

i always wanted one of them ear thermometers.

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October 14, 2006
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oops. For some reason I had 2 year old stuck in my head.

so....put the gatorade in a sipper cup ")

October 14, 2006
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RW, how's your little one feeling today?

October 14, 2006
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he is doing great except for some diahrea. Thanks for asking

October 15, 2006
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cool.

October 15, 2006
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Children can have a fever as high as 104 and not have any bad effects. If the temp gets higher really quickly, put him or her into a cold bath and call for emergency services. This usually doesn't happen except in neurologic fevers.

There are some things you can do for your child otherwise, however.

1) Give him/her Pedialyte...which is a toddler's version of gatorade. If you are in a country that does not sell it, ask your pharmacist or chemist for electrolyte drinking fluid for a 2 year old. If you do not have access to this, mix in a cup of water a couple of tablespoons of sugar and a teaspoon of salt...or make sweetened koolade with a teaspoon full of salt. Jello juice is also good.

2) You can alternate over-the-counter pediatric elixir dosages of tylenol and ibuprophen every three hours. The combination of these two usually breaks most fevers immediately.

3) Don't let you child cover up too much with a blanket. Let the ambient air temperature remove heat from their skin. If they wear a big t-shirt, it should be sufficient to soak up sweat and cover him or her up well enough to keep them from shivering.

October 15, 2006
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Whoops. I just noticed your thread said 4 year old. The same thing applies as above, but adjust it for a 4 year old. The adjustments are just possibly the tylenol and ibuprophen dosages, depending on how big your child is. Read the label on the bottles of elixir...it will tell you.

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