Caring for Pain Symptoms


Babies and children can develop different types of fever fast. It can be caused by a number of things – coughs and colds, teething, ear infection, immunisation, bronchitis, tonsillitis.

Together with the help of TYLENOL® as a pain reliever and to bring the fever down, your loving care will help your child get well soon.

The symptoms of fever to look for are:

  • distress
  • crying inconsolably
  • irritability
  • listlessness
  • not sleeping
  • not eating
  • earache symptoms include ear pain, ear discharge, nausea and vomiting.

The first thing to do is to take your child’s temperature using:

  • a rectal or tympanic (ear) thermometer for children under 3 years old
  • a digital (not glass) oral thermometer for children over 3 years old.

Avoid using an ear thermometer until your baby is at least 3 months old. It may not be accurate, because young infants have such narrow ear canals.

Temperature readings are different from different parts of the body (rectum, ear, mouth). Your child has a fever if her temperature is above:

  • rectal 100.4° F (38.0° C)
  • oral 99.5° F (37.5° C)
  • axillary (armpit) 98.6° F (37.0° C)
  • tympanic (ear) 100.0° F (37.8° C)

Depending on the types of fever, you can take steps to prevent fever and to relieve the pain when a fever strikes.


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