by Anonymous - Original PosterFebruary 7 at 9:23 AMBump
by anitarichmanFebruary 7 at 9:25 AM
Wait it out with Advil or Tylenol. If the medicine didn't break the fever after 12 hours, then I called to bring her in.
February 7 at 9:25 AM
A fever that low (and that being the only symptom), I don't take them in. My son had a 105.8F fever a few weeks ago, and then I called our out of hours emergency number and asked them if I should take him in. But generally speaking, I wait it out.
by Stephd710February 7 at 9:26 AM
I treat with ibuprofen. I will wait up to a week. Usually all they say is "Its a virus and has to run its course" anyway so there is no use in going if I can control the fever myself.
by AleaKatFebruary 7 at 9:26 AMNo!
And even if it gets high ill call and talk to a nurse about it before I go in.
by auntietottyFebruary 7 at 9:27 AM
No. My kids are 25 and 27 and have never went to the doc for a fever. Guess they've never had a high enough one to warrant a trip. To me, 101-102 isnt high enough that I can't treat it myself. The doc would just do what I'd do myself, anyway.
Any fever they've had has went down on it's own or by using OTC meds.
by T-HoneyLuvFebruary 7 at 9:27 AMI do but my son has major health problems.
by KrissyKCFebruary 7 at 9:27 AM
no... not even my infant unless a newborn.
if that's all the higher and there's no other symptoms and the baby is drinking and wetting fine....
Not for several days at least... I know viruses can take up to 14 days to get out of your system.
February 7 at 9:28 AM
Nope. I let the fever do it's job, unless it's going for 3 days and my child shows other symptoms.
by KG34February 7 at 9:28 AM
My son rarely gets sick, and when he does it doesn't usually last more than a day or two, so no I don't take him.