|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.
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