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Would you give fever reducer to temp of 102?

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Ahhh, yeah, I would.


Okay, you above posters please explain why you would withhold medicine for a sick kid.


I didn't post above, but I don't give anti-pyretics until the fever is 103 or higher unless they are acting and feeling sick. My 10 year old used to get crazy high fevers -102 was actually not much for her and she would play and feel fine with it.


There is no danger in that level of fever in and of itself, and I give medication sparingly. (This may vary for children who are prone to febrile seizures or have other medical problems, so ymmv and talk to your own doctor!)


Now if I had a child who was miserable and achy at 102, I would absolutely give them the medication.

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