Children's Fever Medicine Chart
 
 

Fever and Medications for Fever

Fever is not an illness, it is a sign that comes with a lot of different types of illness.

 

What is Normal?  Normal temperature varies during the day. From a low point of 97.6 (morning) to a high point of 100 (afternoon). 98.6 is the average for the day.

How can I tell?  The most accurate way to take a temperature is rectally.

A FEVER CANNOT BE TAKEN BY FEELING SOMEONE’S FOREHEAD

What if it is high?  Fevers can be treated in many ways. Remember:

*Anyone with a fever needs to drink a lot of extra fluids, more than on a normal day

*Try a lukewarm bath; it works and it is safe. Never use a cold bath

*Try placing a lukewarm, wet washcloth on the back of the neck

*Never use rubbing alcohol or enemas to lower temperatures

Both Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Children’s Motrin) can be used alone or together safely.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)                                       Ibuprofen (Motrin)

4-6 hours between doses                                       6-8 hours between doses

**do not use in infant under                                  ** Do not give to children under

 3 months of age without                                        6 momthsof age

consulting your Dr.               

Tylenol Dose
per
weight/lbs

Infant
Drops
80mg
per
0.8ml
dropper

Children’s
Elixir

160/5ml
teaspoon

Ibuprofen/Motrin

Dose per weight/lbs

Infant Drops

50mg/1.25 ml

Childrens Elixir

100 mg/5 ml

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-9

0.4 ml

1.25 ml

12-13 

1.25 ml

2 ml 

10-11

0.6 ml

2

14-17 

1.5 ml

3 ml

12-14

0.8 l

2.5 ml

18-21 

2 ml

4 ml

15-17

1

3 ml

22-26

2.5 ml

5 ml

18-23

1.2 ml 

3.75 ml

27-30

3 ml

6 ml

24-29

1.6 

5 ml

31-35

3.5 ml

7 ml

30-35

2 ml 

6 ml

                                 NEVER use Aspirin in children                     ALWAYS call with questions, please 

Mark J. Hughes, D.O.  and Peggy Hayner, F.N.P .

Central Oregon Family Medicine

541-923-0119