Child Fever Resources for Parents
Minimize common misconceptions and provide simple guidelines that ease concerns.
Educate parents about fever and fever-reducing medication
50% of parents believe their child has a fever when they have a temperature of less than 100.4°F1. And 1 out of every 4 parents would give antipyretics for temperatures <100°F. 2*
85% of parents reported waking their child to give medication
Even though 80% of pediatricians recommend letting them sleep.2*
A child’s temperature can vary by age, activity, and the time of day taken. 3 Each child’s “normal” is different, but a temperature above 100.4°F may indicate fever.3
The makers of TYLENOL® and MOTRIN® provide dosing resources and patient education to support your counseling efforts. In addition, the Infants’ TYLENOL ® product comes with a SimpleMeasure® syringe.
|Let parents know it’s time to contact you if1:|
|Child under 3 months1:
Temperature of 100.4°F or higher
|Child over 3 months1:
Temperature over 104°F
Temperature over 100.4°F plus any of the following symptoms1: