There are two kinds of pain reliever/fever reducers from which you can choose: acetaminophen (brand name, Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (brand names Motrin and Advil).
You should never use aspirin with children under 18. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are different categories of medicine and, in fact, can be overlapped when one is not effective in reducing the fever and other methods (like a long, lukewarm bath, etc.) are not working--see our last newsletter for more ideas about fevers.
Rather than reinventing the wheel, we direct you to Dr. Sears' website for detailed tips and dosing of Acetaminophen
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If your baby is under 2 months old and has a fever over 101 degrees, please do not give any fever-reducing medication and call us no matter the hour.
And, as always, please just call us if you have any questions and concerns.
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope your little turkeys feel well enough to gobble up all their healthy holiday treats.