Tatiana Bidikov, MD

1300 Leighton Avenue

Anniston, AL 36207

Mo. Tue. Wed. Fri. 8am - 5pm
Thursdays 8am - 12pm

Tel: (256) 237-0023

Fax: (256) 237-9022

Devoted to the Children in our Community

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