Fever

WHAT TO DO

Treatment options

Medications

  • Acetaminophen by mouth: works well for common fever, can be given every 4 hours as needed
  • Acetaminophen suppository: available OTC, when child cannot tolerate by mouth
  • Ibuprofen: works better and longer for high fevers given every 6-8 hours
  • Do not give Ibuprofen to an infant less than 6 months old