Tips for Dealing With Children's Fevers

“Tips for Dealing With Children’s Fevers”

Being in the middle of cold and flu season, fever in children is a hot topic. When a baby or a toddler (six months to two years old) has a fever, it can be even more concerning for caregivers, especially first-time moms.

The FeverAll® Fever Ready educational campaign looks to answer hot button questions about babies and fever, including:

How can I get the best temperature reading?

What temperature should I be concerned about?

Should I call the pediatrician?

What can I do to reduce fever if my child can’t or won’t take oral liquid medication?

  • According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, fever in babies begins at 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Of course, call your physician about any concerns with fever in your child.
  • Using a digital rectal thermometer will provide the most accurate reading of a baby’s temperature.
  • Be prepared! Make sure you have acetaminophen in both liquid and suppository forms on-hand. In the event your child is unable or unwilling to swallow oral medication (tight lipped, vomiting), an acetaminophen suppository is a safe alternative to the liquid form and always provides an accurate dose with no mess.
  • Just because your child feels warm doesn’t mean they have a fever. Caregivers can overdress babies, even in colder weather, which can actually make them hot and fussy. Always confirm with a rectal temperature reading before administering any fever-reducing medication.
  • When dealing with fever, how your child looks is as important as the child’s temperature.
  • Fever isn’t something to fear. It simply means the body is doing its natural job of fighting off an infection.

  • Contact your pediatrician with any questions about your children’s fever, particularly if your child is younger than six months of age.
  • Acetaminophen is one of the most recommended non-prescription medications by healthcare professionals – including pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners – for temporary fever reduction and relief of minor aches and pain in infants and children. FeverAll® is the only national brand of acetaminophen in suppository form and is available in three strengths for children from 6 months to 12 years of age.

FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories is the only acetaminophen brand with dosing instructions for children as young as six months of age. It is a great alternative for parents for when their infants and toddlers can’t or won’t take oral medication.

NOTE: Use FeverAll® as directed per package instructions. It is intended for children ages 6 months to two years of age.

Check out the FeverAll website, Facebook page and YouTube channels, where there is a growing series of FeverAll® Hot Topic videos featuring Tracy Kramer, pediatric nurse practitioner, mom of three and member of the Mommy MD Guides team (www.mommymdguides.com). FeverAll is a Mommy MD Guides recommended product. Here is a coupon!

Enter the FeverAll® Fever Ready Giveaway for your chance to win a $250 retailer gift card and a FeverAll® Fever Ready Prize Pack. Seventy-five additional winners will receive the FeverAll® Fever Ready Prize Pack which includes a box of FeverAll® Infant’s Strength Suppositories, a digital thermometer and a dry-erase decal that caregivers can use to post and share their children’s emergency medical contacts and important health information. Winners chosen on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Enter here.

Use FeverAll® only as directed. If you have specific questions about fever, acetaminophen or using FeverAll®, speak with your child’s pediatrician. FeverAll® is available at major retailers and drugstores across the U.S, such as Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens. For more information and to print the current coupon offer, visit www.FeverAll.com.

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FeverAll® Acetaminophen Suppositories. The opinions and text are all mine.


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