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alternating motrin and tylenol for fever

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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Sounds correct: If this is a viral illness you should begin to improve within a day or two and have less fever and fatigue. You do not need antibiotics and the urgen ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Either: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an antipyretic so it is helpful with fever. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and addresses both fever and inflammation. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No big difference: Only measurable difference would be duration of antipyretic effect, i.e., tylenol (acetaminophen) for 4 hours vs Motrin 6 hrs. The efficacy is pret ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You may not only alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin, you may also give them together if needed.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Fever.: Cure the underlying illness. Fever is just a symptom. It does not necessarily need to be treated. If he is miserable with his fever you can use an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Call your md: Tylenol (acetaminophen) can cause liver damage 2 much can cause sweating u need 2 consult your md who will probably want 2 check u in person.
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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
48 years experience Pediatrics
Fever: Since fever subsided & no other symptoms, observe him today , if no fever, active, playful & drinking fluids, he should be ok. But if the fev ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
18 years experience Family Medicine
Mg/Kg: You given tyenol at 15mg per kilogram and Motrin at 10mg per kilogram. A kilogram is 2.2 lbs.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Your question ??: I assume you want to know how to help.Most kids don't really need tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin when they have fever as fever is a natural event t ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dose by weight.: Both medications are dosed by the weight of the child. The liquid forms come with eyedroppers that clearly show the ml to be given: tylenol= 1.2 ml, a ... Read More

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