How should you treat a high fever in children?

To treat high fever in children between 6 months and 2 years, give them acetaminophen such as Tylenol, explains Mayo Clinic. If they are six months and older, you can also give them ibuprofen such as Advil and Motrin. If the temperature is high but does not exceed 102 Fahrenheit, encourage them to rest and drink plenty of fluids. In cases where the children seem unusually lethargic, irritable or complain of significant comfort, call a doctor for evaluation. Follow up on the children after the medication until they are free of fever.


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