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.