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My daughter has a fever of 102.5. I gave tylenol

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Posted on Sat, 9 Mar 2019
Question: My daughter has a fever of 102.5. I gave tylenol at 8 pm. Its been an hour and a half. Can i give her motrin. She is 10 weighs 69 pounds
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (37 minutes later)
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Hello and welcome,

I'm assuming you are on Eastern Standard Time meaning it is 10:15 pm now, so you gave her the Tylenol 2 hours ago. You can give her Motrin, best if she eats a little something first because it can be irritating on an empty stomach.

It's important to have an idea of what we are treating though. If she has a very sore throat, swollen neck glands and this high fever, I recommend you take her in for a throat swab to make sure it isn't strep throat which would require an antibiotic.

If she has a bad headache and a stiff neck that is painful when she bends forward, she should go in to be seen promptly as well.

And if she has a bad cough and any shortness of breath plus this fever, take her in to be examined and a probably xray to rule out pneumonia.

Did her fever come down at all after the Tylenol?


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My daughter has a fever of 102.5. I gave tylenol

Brief Answer: Information Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, I'm assuming you are on Eastern Standard Time meaning it is 10:15 pm now, so you gave her the Tylenol 2 hours ago. You can give her Motrin, best if she eats a little something first because it can be irritating on an empty stomach. It's important to have an idea of what we are treating though. If she has a very sore throat, swollen neck glands and this high fever, I recommend you take her in for a throat swab to make sure it isn't strep throat which would require an antibiotic. If she has a bad headache and a stiff neck that is painful when she bends forward, she should go in to be seen promptly as well. And if she has a bad cough and any shortness of breath plus this fever, take her in to be examined and a probably xray to rule out pneumonia. Did her fever come down at all after the Tylenol?