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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Warm baths: Cold baths may be a shock to the system therefore warm baths are recommended.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chenanswered
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 54 years experience
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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky corvalan
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Depends on the cause: Generally fever is a symptom of some infection Process in the body. To a degree is useful as immune mechanism . When last long or very high typical ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Fever: Leave it alone and live with it unless it is compromising some organ system by increasing loads on heart, etc. Fever appears to be one of the body's m... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Fever: Try Tylinol 500mg ,two every 6 hours and plenty of fluids by mouth .If the fever continues over 48 hours see your doctor

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