As fevers are the body's most basic defense mechanism against infections, we only recommend treating the patient with medication IF the patient is uncomfortable. For example, if your child has a 104 fever and acting normal (feeding well, playful, interactive) then no medication is needed. If, however, your child is at 99 or 100 and has chills, aches, pains, and cannot get comfortable using parental soothing techniques, then medication would be advised to comfort the child. In other words, the medication is not necessarily used to treat the fever, it is used to treat discomfort. Our bodies NEED the high temperature to rid ourselves of whatever virus or bacteria is causing us to be sick.
That being said, below are the dosage schedules, if medication is needed.
(PLEASE REMEMBER NOT TO GIVE ADVIL/MOTRIN TO BABIES UNDER 6 MONTHS OF AGE)