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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin: Fever reducing medications (antipyretics) include tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) and motrin/advil (ibuprofen). Both are equally effective. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Either or, but...: Acetaminophen (tylenol) or Ibuprofen both work well on fevers. There are two keys, however. First, do you really need to get the fever down? Fever hel ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Tepid bath: If you bathe in tepid water and briskly rub your skin all over with a rough washcloth this may help to reduce your fever, but unlikely to do much abou ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Warm baths: Cold baths may be a shock to the system therefore warm baths are recommended.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Acetaminophen?: You may take Acetaminophen up to 1000 mg three times a day as needed. You can also try Ibuprofen 400-800 mg 2-3 times a day as needed. Hope that you ... Read More
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A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
53 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Many possibilities: Abdominal pain for a 3 year old has many causes, starting with a viral or bacterial infection of stomach, and intestines, constipation, uriany tract i ... Read More
A 10-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some thoughts...: Tylenol (acetominophen) or Motrin (Advil, ibuprofen) are over-the-counter medicines that decrease fever. Tylenol can be used from 2 months onwards, an ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prabhat Sinha
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Acetaminophen: Take tylenol (acetaminophen) which will decrease fever put ice on forehead.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Antipyretics : Such as aspirin, Acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) or Motrin (advil, ibuprofen) are over-the-counter medicines that decrease fever. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can b ... Read More
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