The Quickest way to take a fever down in a 10 month old baby?

Quickest way to take a fever down in a 10month old has ibuprofen in her not working? Warm wash cloth?? It's 101.3 it's teething fever

Brittney Stafford
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Leave it be and keep an eye on it. Fevers are a good thing.

Whitney Clark
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Have you tried skin to skin, maybe in a bath?

Rebecca Fenton
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All she wants to do is sleep. Would I do a warm bath or cool one

Brittney Stafford 3 years

I typically do a Luke warm bath. But I suppose warmer would be better since warm and hot water are used in detox baths.

Rebecca Fenton 3 years

Let her sleep naked (in only a diaper) and put a cool wet cloth on the back of her neck while she's sleeping and it'll lower her temperature. My 10 month old son had a fever virus that lasted three days and his fever got up to 104.9! But he was his normal happy playful self so he pretty much stayed in a cool tub and slept a lot and nursed a lot that day. I only gave him Motrin once a day for those three days bc I don't like to use medicine. Hope your little feels better!

Ericka Abrams 3 years

Lots and lots of skin to skin, to regulate body temp, heart beat and breathing. Lots of nursing if you can your body will create the right antibodies for your child. Lots and lots of vitamin c is a natural fever reducer.

Jillian Bruno
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With medications and supplements there IS a too much...

Faye Burris 3 years

Huh??

Jillian Bruno 3 years

No ibuprofen! That is just a low grade fever.

Lourdes Todd 3 years

I didn't say anything about ibuprofen or other medications!!!!

Jillian Bruno 3 years

http://www.seattlechildrens.org/medical-conditions/symptom-index/myths-about-fever/

Whitney Clark
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Leave it be No Tylenol, no ibuprofen, no Motrin... Warm bath would definitely be helpful and just keep an eye on it

Brittany Prather
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What was her fever before the ibuprofen? 101 isn't bad. If she's not really uncomfortable I would let it go so it takes care of whatever it's fighting.

Melissa Webb
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It was 101.4 and she's still uncomfortable anything I can do to help her

Brittney Stafford 3 years

Usually ibuprofen will take it down a degree or more. It always worked best for my son. I'd say she has something more then teething. Pump her with fluids and keep her in cotton clothes they will keep her cooler

Melissa Webb 3 years

That's not alarming temp to warrant meds imo.

Faye Burris
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No meds, the fever is the cure!

John Ziegler
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normal. Leave it alone. Back off meds. If ever over 105 ice bath and call 911

Scott Foster
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I took my young (about a year old) daughter in when she had 106 fever, the doctor was not concerned. She used to get high fevers a lot, they told me if it's above 106 I should take her in.

Ashley Townsend 3 years

That's insane.

Laura Faulk 3 years

No ice bath you can send body into shock

Katie Kearney 3 years

Luke warm bath. Ice cold bath or wash cloth is horrible for someone with a fever. It will cause them to shiver. If a fever is HIGH, you want to bring it down gradually.

Cassandra Whitfield 3 years

Def no ice bath. That will cause the fever to change rapidly and could cause febrile seizures. 106 temp is to high for more than a short period of time. My son always had high ones of 104-106. Thanks goodness they grow out of that. He also had febrile seizures from the temp either shooting up or dropping suddenly.

Melissa Webb 3 years
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A temp over 101 is generally from an infection, not just teething

Emily Sylvester
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amen

Jessica Jack 3 years

LEAVE IT

Lori Phillips
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I'd just let the fever run its course. Try a Luke warm bath. I usually get in the bath with my kiddos for skin to skin still and my oldest is 7 my youngest is almost 2 and we still do skin to skin when they don't feel good. Just make sure the fever doesn't get above 105. If it does take her in because fever that high in babies can cause febrile seizures.

Chelsea Preston
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Fast rising or falling is what causes febrile seizures not just a high one.

Sheila Hodge 3 years

That is correct sheila. The fever meds can actually bring them on. The sudden increase of decrease is what causes them.

Dianna Carrillo 3 years

Also a temperature being to high can cause them without a dramatic rise or drop. I've been dealing with different seizures for almost 8 years with my daughter. I know all about different types of seizures

Chelsea Preston 3 years

Also for teething pain I let them chew on a cold wet wash cloth. I also have a mesh net thing that I would put frozen fruit in which they loved. They never used the plastic frozen teething rings. And if its really bothering them oral gel makes a homeopathic teething gel.

Chelsea Preston
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I wouldn't try to reduce it fevers generally have a purpose.

Danialle Huber
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Luke warm bath, skin to skin so baby can better regulate their own temp and keep baby hydrated (breastmilk etc). Hylands Teething tablets work well for teething pain. NO meds are needed at this time.

Misty Davison
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Exactly what she said!!

Katie Peoples 3 years

i know this sounds silly but my kids are 9 and 11 and In all that time after i did this they were fine. I cut slices of potatoes and place at the sole of their feet and put socks on, i changed it every 15 minutes.... What i noticed the first time i changed it potatoes was BLACK and every time after that potatoes would get lighter and lighter and fever would be gone. Also helps with tummy aches if placed on stomach. Sounds silly but worked every single time like magic. Something about the potatoes draws out toxins in the body.

Ivy Brunson
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In my opinion.. Teething would not cause a temp that high.. Maybe she's fighting something else! But I wouldn't give her anything unless she's uncomfortable..I know fevers are a good thing but if its a virus like hand foot and mouth where it causes pain in the child I give meds.. Hate seeing my little ones in pain

Lori Dickson
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You can place a cold cloth on the fourhead and wrist.

Lisa Cleveland
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No warm wash clothes! Cool wash clothes or Luke warm bath

Katie Corbin
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So with ibprofen its 101? What was it before?

Lori Dickson
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Acv soaked socks. Have you checked for ear infection?

Katie Kearney
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This has always been a no fail for me Indian Tobacca (it's an extract) along their spine. Lay on their tummy put the drops along each side then brush upward in feather strokes. I then put peppermint oil on top of it for adults but pro would be to much for a baby

Kate Hurst
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Fevers are your friend. That shows the body is working hard to get rid of whatever is effecting the baby.

Rochelle Rojas
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Do not medicate it. That will do more harm than good.

Rochelle Rojas
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Fever's help fight whatever is going on in her. There is no need to do anything for that unless it gets above 102.5 or even 103. fever's in kids is always higher than adults. Think about this your body is 10 times bigger than her's if you have a fever that is 102 then your fever is actually higher than that because of your skin surface. It lets heat out quicker. But with a baby they don't have the same so there temp goes higher. But in all reality her temp at 101.3 is only 100.3 internally.

Brenda Wilkinson
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Frozen bannana helped mine x

Shell Pitts
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No fast, go slow. Fast causes seizures.
Also, I'm sure others have said, 104 is a fever. She has a small rise in temperature.
Breastmilk and skin to skin maybe in a cool bath for you both to relax.
It's ok, mama.

Alexandra Ortega
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Belladonna homeopathic

Katie Waters
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To not to...

Samantha Delgado
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Hylands Teething Tabs, damp, frozen washcloth to chew on and cool rag/washcloth bath. Diaper only, no clothes.

Grace Stratton
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Skin to skin

Amber Schroeder
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I've always read to let the fever go until 103-104

Kaitlynn Caudill
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Given babies natural body is temp is higher than ours. A fever starts at 100.4. A 101 fever is nothing to be alarmed about. Make sure he/she is getting fluids. Not anything but water. Pedialyte is all sugar. Frozen fruit /peaches can be helpful with pain and getting nutrients. Fever reducers are not needed. They can actually bring on the febrile seizures. Common misconception. High fevers do not cause them. Its the sudden increase or decrease. When the medication wears off the fever spikes again. That is often what triggers them. Fevers are healthy and how our immune systems fight infections. Dehydration is the only concern with young children. Keep track of how often he/she is peeing. And if the lethargic behavior continues for 48 hours.

Dianna Carrillo
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101 is nothing, leave her be.

Andrea Fontenot
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Been doing fluids as often as she will take them she was fever free for a little now it's back

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Brittney Stafford
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Rectal?

Dianna Carrillo
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Under arm

Brittney Stafford
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So add a degree. Rectal is most accurate. Can you do a rectal temp?

Dianna Carrillo 3 years

Rectal temp is bad because people perforate the bowel and that's fatal

Nicole Cooley 3 years

cool washcloth

Bonita Burke
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101.3 isn't bad.. I'd let it run its course.

Kimberley Roy
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I let that fever run unless horrible uncomfortable or it gets higher but relief that works quick is a wet pair of sock luke warm then another pair dry over top on their feet it draws the fever from their head down to their feet. It has worked for my daughter I only did it when she was so uncomfortable at night she couldn't sleep

Melanie Diaz
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Oh geez. That's not even a fever. And ibuprofen is unnecessary

Christine Blackburn
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I recommend this book.... İt's awesome!! You will quickly learn that that a 101.3 fever is not considered high in a 10-month-old and you should let it run its course.

https://www.amazon.com/Raise-Healthy-Child-Spite-Doctor/dp/0345342763/ref=sr_1_1?s=books

Suzette Metcalf
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there used to be a teething cookee out on the market

Russell Booker
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A fever isn't the problem symptoms are. Is baby lethargic? Listless? Upset? Not eating drinking? If not leave the child be. Do not use cool anything. Only luke warm lowering a temp fast w medicines or cool temps can cause a drastic drop/spoke which can result in a seizure which is usually not harmful anyway but scary.

Danialle Huber
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And temps generally go up in the afternoon eve

Danialle Huber
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101.3 isn't that high and if it's teething I wouldn't worry

Brittany Tomlinson
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That's a beneficial fever, no meed to give meds

Nicole Cooley
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Bath in apple cider vinegar
1/4 c in sink w lukewarm water
1 c in full tub lukewarm water

Brie Rangel
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I would leave that alone

Kerri Keen
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Let the fever be the body way of fighting whatever off. Teething doesn't cause 101 fevers. Ibuprofen may prevent healing or quicker recovery. Hang in there. Lukewarm baths help a lot.

April Kendrick
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Skin to skin and a lukewarm bath i don't give anything till around 104 even then i hold off

Nicole Bermudez
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101... I wouldn't do anything
.. I done bat an eyelid till 105 make sure baby is having alot of fluids x

Shirene Stark
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Let it burn off. 101 isn't bad, just try to keep her comfy. Also, ibuprofen is not safe really, I know personally bc it's the reason I now have stomach ulcers n terrible inflammation in my gut all the time. I wish I would've never taken it.

Rikki Cormier
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Why are you concerned with the fever?

Nicole Maher
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Cool bath, and keep her in just a diaper or undies, if its a teething fever, it should break.

Addie Garrison
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Run its course and lots of mommy love!

Lorrie Hall
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