My 18 month old Grandbaby has a fever of 102.8?

My daughter brought her little boy over tonight and when I touched him, he was so very hot.....he felt like a heating pad that was on medium. We quickly got him in a cool bath and gave him acedimiphin and it brought it down to 101.3. Is it ok to give him motrin 2 hours afterwards, cause his fever is going back up, it's now 101.7

Asked By: - 6/5/2012
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If the child acts fine stop fretting. Fever is not dangerous, It is the body trying to fight infection with it's own defenses... More
Answered By: justanothamotha - 6/5/2012
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have you considered taking him to the hospital? If not, try a cold wet towel on his forehead.
Answered By: Jacqueline - 6/5/2012
Motrin is fine two hours after Tylenol, but don't give it more than every 6 hours (unless told to by a doctor.) As long as medication is taking it down, and he's taking fluids, there's nothing to worry about unless he's had the fever for 5 days. If he refuses fluids and stops having wet diapers, that's when you take... More
Answered By: LiquidPeppermint - 6/5/2012
I don't think you should give him anything this soon. Just keep him hydrated and give him Motrin every six hours or whatever the box says. If his temp reaches 103 I'd take him to the ER
Answered By: Heather - 6/5/2012
alternate tylenol and motrin every 2 hours, cool baths make sure head is cool to. because if you cool down body and head isn't it could cause some issues. just put cool wash cloth on head while bathing them. if fever keeps going up even after meds are given i would call er or after hours clinic or just take him in. it... More
Answered By: dink - 6/5/2012
No, do not give Motrin until the acetaminophen wears off.His body is fighting off infection.Give the acetaminophen what the package tells you to (every 4-6 hours I believe) If the fever keeps going back to 102 by morning, I would call his doctor and get him seen.Also give him pedilite, he has to stay hydrated.If you... More
Answered By: Dunthat - 6/5/2012
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