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What should you do if temperature is above 102 degrees but below 105 degrees for a 4-month-old or older who has been immunized?

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You can give infant- or child-formula acetaminophen (Tylenol), following dosage instructions on the package. Ask your pediatrician before giving any fever-reducing medicine to a child for the first time. Bathing or sponging the child with lukewarm water may help bring down the temperature. Do not use cold water, ice baths, or alcohol. Call your pediatrician to see if you need to bring your child in to see the doctor.

From: Treating Fever in Children WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 9/12/2017

SOURCES:

Family Doctor.org: "Fever in Infants and Children."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Fever in Children (Beyond the Basics.)"

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Family Doctor.org: "Fever in Infants and Children."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Fever in Children (Beyond the Basics.)"

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 12, 2017

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