Once you have decided that you actually have a fever and need to treat it, you should consider your medication options. The most common medications to treat fever are:
If your child is younger than 2 months old and has a fever, you should call your pediatrician before giving him or her any medication.
Tylenol is safe for children over 2 months old.
Advil and Motrin (ibuprofen) are safe for children over 6 months old.
Aspirin should not be given to children under 18 years old unless instructed to by a doctor. It should never be given to a child with cold or flu symptoms because it can cause a serious disease called Reye's Syndrome.