fever vs tylenol

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fever vs tylenol

Postby tellmewy » Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:40 pm

What is worse for the baby- having a fever of 100 or taking tylenol? I know tylenol is ok but im trying to limit meds. Thanks!
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Postby BBee » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:10 pm

I don't have much experience with this, but from what I'e read, a fever is much worse!

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Postby OS1 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:40 pm

A fever. I know you want to limit your meds, but tyenol and rest will help bring it down. You don't want to have a fever for a long period of time while pregnant. Hope you feel better soon!
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Postby JADE0199 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:42 am

fever.

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Postby tellmewy » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:26 pm

is it bad that I have no recollection of posting this thread last night?? oh fever brain. I took tylenol. It didn't do anything for a while, I was up all night with a wet washcloth on my head but I feel SO MUCH better today. No fever, barely a sore throat, and not nauseous. Yay! Thanks ladies :-)
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Postby JLynne1384 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:23 am

I'm not sure, but I'm guessing a fever. I know they say that Tylonel is ok to take during pregancy but they have new warning labels that are pretty scary in my opinion.
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Postby HappyGoLucky » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:54 pm

I asked my Dr this and he said tylenol won't hurt the baby but fever can.
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Postby kiwimama022789 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:58 pm

JLynne1384 wrote:I'm not sure, but I'm guessing a fever. I know they say that Tylonel is ok to take during pregancy but they have new warning labels that are pretty scary in my opinion.


This is true but the chances of Tylenol hurting the baby is a lot less than the chances of a fever hurting the baby.
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Postby beeeedeeee » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:26 pm

If it relieves your mind, my high risk ob has me taking 500 mg of tylenol, 4 times a day, for the duration of the pregnancy to reduce the inflammation from a blood clot in my leg. So it can't be that bad!
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Postby tellmewy » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:58 pm

Thanks so much ladies I feel much better about my choice to go with the tylenol now!
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Postby Denise » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:38 pm

The fever is worse since it raises your body temp....I worried about any meds too while pregnant but had to break down and take Tylenol a few times! :)
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Postby Earthmomma » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:57 am

Sorry im going against the grain here, Tylenol is worse than a fever of 100 degrees....Alot of people will not give Tylenol(me included) until a fever is at least 102.fever is the bodies way of "eliminating" or sweating out the sickness as they say and when you interfere with that it can actually make you sicker for longer and interfere with your bodies natural way of reducing fever...

Tylenol can cause a huge range of issues even with one use and should always be the final step in fever reduction....I personally start with taking clothes off, then a cool water bath then proceed to Tylenol if the temp goes above 102.

Also a fever isn't considered "dangerous" to any bodily system until it reaches around 103 and some argue that its 105...

A number of over-the-counter medications lower a fever, but sometimes it's better left untreated. Fever seems to play a key role in helping your body fight off a number of infections.


http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fever/DS00077


ETA: My Pedi always says anything under 100 is not considered a fever to even bother with, 100-102 is low grade and anything from 102-103- is moderate and anything above 103 needs to be watched carefully
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