Caring for Pain Symptoms

When to Call the Doctor

Fevers can accompany most common childhood complaints. Coughs and colds can come as often as six times a year. Most children will suffer earache by the time they reach 6 years of age. And teething is simply part of growing up.

With the aid of TYLENOL®, and your loving care will help your children through most fevers and pain. But see the doctor if fever persists, or if there is a history of serious illness and infection.

You may wish to check with your doctor if your child:

  • is unusually fussy, sleepy, cranky, or quiet
  • your child appears very sick
  • you are unable to lower your child's fever or your child develops other serious symptoms
  • the fever goes away for more than 24 hours and then returns
  • your child has a fever for more than 72 hours
  • your child is younger than 3 months with a rectal temperature above 100.1° F (37.8ºC)
  • your child is 3 to 6 months with a rectal temperature above 101° F (38.3 ºC)
  • your child is 6 to 12 months with a rectal temperature above 103° F (39.4 ºC)
  • your child has a history of febrile (feverish) seizures.

Or if you notice any of these symptoms:

  • your child acts confused or sees/hears things that aren't there
  • a stiff neck (unable to touch chin to chest)
  • trouble breathing
  • ear or sore throat pain
  • your child has a seizure (arms and legs jerk uncontrollably)
  • your child has a skin rash
  • your child cries inconsolably
  • your child is difficult to awaken.


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