Fever is a symptom of an illness. Fever itself is not dangerous. When your child is fighting an infection, he or she will likely develop fever. It is simply their body’s immune response to the infection. Even fever up to 104 or 105 is common and can be treated at home with Tylenol or Motrin and lukewarm baths/cool rags.
If you are unsure of dosing for your child, please refer to our Tylenol and Motrin dosing charts on our website.
If you are concerned that your child’s fever is lasting too long (typically more than 4-5 days), is associated with other concerning symptoms such as dehydration, trouble breathing, or significant decreased activity and lethargy, please contact our office and schedule an appointment.