"Fever" simply means that the body temperature is high. While most people believe that there is an absolute normal temperature for all children, and that in fact it is not. Infant's temperature often fluctuates. It is usually higher in the late afternoon and evening and lower in the morning. What is more, and infants are physiologically less able than adults to maintain a constant body temperature, and therefore the internal temperature, can be changed in response to a room that is too hot or too cold. As a general rule, however, the temperature is "normal" for the baby is between 97 degrees and 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit. Any fever above 100.4 degrees is almost always a sign that something, usually an infection, is going on.
What is Tylenol for Infant?
Tylenol is the brand name for acetaminophen, a drug that is classified as both reducer fever (antipyretic), and pain reliever (analgesic.) Although the mechanism of action flour is unknown, is believed to affect certain chemicals in the body that cause inflammation, which , in turn, can cause fever and pain alike. May also act directly on the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that is responsible for regulating the temperature and pain response.