would this hurt her or be very dangerous I am without transport
My daughter is 9 yrs old 60 lbs she has a slight fever all I have here are extra strength tylenol?
Question posted by jessicam on 28 Nov 2013
Last updated on 29 November 2013
Call your local drugstore and ask the pharmacist. They are a great source of info at a time like that. Or call your primary care docs after hours number. Some questions are better answered by professionals in my opinion. But I certainly don't mean any offense to other answers by saying this.
Children seem to run higher fevers than adults do, but its still a worry. Usually pediatricians have someone on call who you can talk to on the phone and will give you advice that is safe. My ex and I did that when our son was a baby with ear infections. Obviously they can't give you medication over the phone, but may be able to tell you how much to give the child. Pills can usually be crushed and mixed with juice or some other flavored drink. The Dr. can tell you how much fluid to add to the crushed pill to get the right concentration, and then how much of the fluid to give the child.
Can you break it in half? You wouldn't want to give her the whole tablet. I used to give my kids ibuprofen for a fever. The liquid kind. It would be a good idea for you to have some childrens tylenol or ibuprofen in the house for her. If her temp is 100 or less she really doesn't need anything. Just give her lots of fluids and don't bundle her up. Keep her cool. Does she have any other symptoms of anything?
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