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Fever and Cough
roseballinger posted:
My daughter is 2YR and 7M, she has a cold and cough, so I gave her Children's Robitussin(doc. recommended) about an hour ago. Well now she is spiking a fever of 101.7. Am I able to give her some children's advil at a low dose? Iread the labels on both meds, and it doesn't say anything about do not use with other medication.
tlkittycat1968 responded:
101.7 really isn't considered to be too high. Is the fever affecting her (is she acting lethargic, out of sorts, etc)? If no, then don't give her anything. If yes, then it's okay to giver her the Advil.
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi and Welcome roseballinger,

There is nothing worse than your little one not feeling well. Since your question was posted a couple days ago I hope you were able to get in touch with your health care professional to find the correct dose.

She may feeling better now, so for future reference here are a few resources -

Treating Your Child's Cold or Fever - Slideshow
Kid's Cold Medicine - New Guidelines
12 Natural Tips for Cold & Flu

Please let us know how she is doing,

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