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Infant with fever

My 13 month old has a fever of 105. He has been feverish since yesterday of around 103.7-104.2. Hes eating and drinking and having wet diapers. His baby motrin is not taking the temp down and i dont know what i should do
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You need to try a cool bath. Not to cold, but not hot. Kinda like pool water temp. Make sure you are giving him/her the proper dose of motrin. Do not go by his/her age....use the weight dosage. It is more accurate. If the fever continues, rises, or comes with nuerological symptoms....you need to get him to a doctor.
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a temperature of 104 is dangerous 105 is extremely dangerous and our organs start to boil at this point which will cause irreversable damage and death! you need to see a doctor straight away with him if you cant get to one ring a paramedic! hes in a dangerous condition, calpol or ibuprofen should take down the temp if not see a doctor
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My 2 year old son has problems with fevers, actually just posted a questions because we're at wits end.

Last month he had a fever of 106. Was out of it, lethargic and we took him to the emergency room. Both in the hospital and his doctors office they weren't worried. Younger kids have a hard time with controlling their body temperatures and tend to get high fevers but are able to recover easily. They actually told me over and over again to not worry about his body shutting down, brain damage, etc because as a mother and nurse I was freaking out. They had us alternating motrin and tylenol every 4 hours, though i would not recommend this unless your child's doctor wants you to do this.

I would definitely take your little one to see a doctor so they can rule out any of the easy/obvious and go from there. Just thought I'd tell you about our experience with the 106 fever to calm your nerves at least a little.

also, try a cooler bath - not cold though. also cool wet wash clothes on his pulse points, back of the neck, forehead helps too. keep him in cool, light, loose clothes and don't use a lot of blankets. I know they get cold when they have fevers like that but you dont want to make the mistake of bundling them up too much and then their temperature goes up more. hope this helps a little... and good luck
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Fever does not cause brain damage at 105.  Pediatricians often see temperatures this high and I have never seen brain damage from this.  With that being said, I think any child with a fever of 105 or higher should be evaluated by a doctor.  Not that the fever is dangerous, but a greater percentage of fevers over 105 are going to be caused by bacterial infections (most are still going to be caused by viruses, but there is a higher precentage that will be caused by bacteria than say a 102 fever).  
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