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How safe is taking Tylenol and Advil for high fever?

my 8 month old has been experiencing high fevers. We are getting them down with tylenol and advil alternatively. He has not been sleeping, only about 20 minutes and then cries. His fever now is 103, nose running and we cannot lay him down without screams. Should we take him in to hospital?
Sun, 6 May 2018
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Hello,

First I will suggest plenty of water, cold baths, help to slow down the temperature. Of course, tylenol and advil alternatively is a good choice in this case and helps a lot. About going to the doctor I will suggest If your child has more than 3-days with the high temperature you consult the doctor.

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