How much medicine should i give my newborn for fever?

Lupe wanted to know how much acetaminophen should be given to a one-month old.

Dr. Sue writes:

Lupe, great question, but the answer to that is none. In pediatrics, we really want to see a baby that is under eight weeks of age and has a temperature of 100.4 or higher. If they do, that is an absolute call to your pediatrician, and we would prefer that you don't give them any acetaminophen prior to being seen.