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When To Treat Your Baby’s Fever

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When to Treat Your Baby's Fever

Kelli Shidler, M.D.
​Boys Town Pediatrics

So if your baby is under 3 months of age we'd really rather not treat fevers at that age, just because we don't want to mask a fever.

Those babies under 3 months of age are a little bit unpredictable. They don't have a super mature immune system. And if you think they're a little fussy or have a fever and you start giving lots of Tylenol or acetaminophen you might be masking something bigger. So we want to make sure.

Give us a call first, and we'll check the baby over and let you know. Yep. It's safe to give Tylenol now.

Dr. Kelli Shidler​, pediatrician with Boys Town Pediatrics, explains why it's important to check with your doctor before treating your baby's fever.

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