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Keeping Track of Your Child's Health
doctor or go to the ER if:
Your child is less than two months old and has a fever, also if your child's temperature is over
What to do?
Cold fluids and light clothing can make your child much more comfortable. If your child is uncomfortable, you can give acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen for fevers above This will usually lower you child's fever by 2 to 3 degrees. If medication doesn't sufficiently lower the fever, you can bathe or sponge your child in lukewarm water for no more than a half hour. Do not use rubbing alcohol. Most fevers caused by a virus will stay between and for