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Sep 05, 2008
amber f
Tylenol and Motrin alternating schedule?
One of my daycare kids is teething and has a high fever. The on call nurse told the mom that you can alternate tylenol and motrin every 2 hours. I've never heard of doing it that close together. Did any of you ever do it that close together before?
Sep 05, 2008
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
i've never heard that before. that sounds like a bit much. how high is the fever? i've been told high fevers really are not caused by teething. sounds like bad advice.
Sep 05, 2008
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
I was told to do it every 3hrs. So then if you give the tylenol 8am, motrin 11am, tylenol 2pm, motrin 5pm. So then the motrin is still 6hrs apart. If you only do them 2hrs apart you are giving the motrin to close (4hrs instead of 6 as directed on the bottle). I would have her call back and verify that.
Sep 05, 2008
Worry Wart mom to
27 mo. reformed "happy spitter"
34.8lbs , 37in tall(oct)
Diagnosed A/R at 6 wks
Zantac until 1yr then Prevacid
Med free since February 08
peanut & egg allergies...still
Zoo Boo Trick-or-Treating (pic).
This is what I do also. I start with Motrin and 2 hours later give him Tylenol. I only start with Motrin because I think it does more for the fever. The does of each are still 4 hours apart but by alternating the lLOs get more fever/ache relief. The meds are totally different so this is safe. My doctor is the one who told me to do it.
Sep 05, 2008
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site:
If the fever is not respoinging to every 3 hours I'd have done every 2 hours rotating. It's okay. Because the doses for each med are still the minimum of 4 hours apart.

Personally I would start with the 4 hours and see. JMHO. I would over use the meds unless it was really necesary (sp?).

Th eoc call DR has even given me dose huiger than what was on the bottle for me to give to Jedd. The nurse wouldn't do that though I would only do it if the Dr told me I could.

At the time we were fighting an admission for an extrmely high feer of 105 (and slightly above) at home...YIKES...As long as it went donw after 2 doses she let us stay home.

Sep 05, 2008
amber f
Thanks ladies~ He doesn't have a fever now so I don't think I'm going to do the every 2 hours thing. They can do it if they want.

Another Motrin/tylenol ?

Does it matter if you use the children's or the infants. The children's say for 6 months and above. The nurse told her to make sure she used the infants. What's the difference? I've always used the children's cause it is a bigger bottle and the older kids can use it. Anyone know?

Sep 05, 2008
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
Dr Sears has dosing for the meds on his site - that's where I found the benadryl dosage when she was 5 months old.
Sep 05, 2008
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
My ped said it is ok to do every two hours. I have done it, and Sebastian did fine (although I didn't see any real difference....)
Check with your
doctor first!