Stuffy Nose? 14 Tips for Treating Kids' Colds
Treat a fever
A fever is a sign that your child is fighting her infection. If the fever climbs above 100.2° and she has aches and pains, give her acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil).
Use products and dosages recommended for your child’s age, says Peter Cardiello, MD, a pediatrician for the Northern Region of Youth Consultations Service in East Orange, N.J. (Never give a child aspirin because it's associated with Reye's syndrome.)
If your child is younger than 3 months old and has a rectal fever over 100.4°, or is between 3 months and 3 years old and has a temperature over 102.2°, seek immediate medical attention.
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