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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There has been some scuttlebutt in the medical community about Ibuprofen for febrile illness increasing incidence if mrsa, but nothing proven. I would ... Read More
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Dr. Gregory Neyman
18 years experience General Practice
Yes: Yes, you just want to avoid aspirin.

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Chicken pox: While you are indeed correct that Aspirin use has been associated with reye's , this is not the case with any of the other non-steroidal anti-inflamma ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Advil (ibuprofen )or Acetaminophen both safe
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Lindor
32 years experience Pediatrics
Stomach irritation: We usually recommend waiting until about 6 months before starting to use Ibuprofen for babies for fever or pain. It can cause irritation of the stomac ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Ibuprofen may reduce your fever but it will not generally affect the outcome of the illness. Fever generally comes back as soon as the ibuprofen wears ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
36 years experience Pediatrics
No: Advil and ibuprophen are the same drug. You can alternate ibuprophen and tylenol, (acetaminophen) but iburophen should be givenat 6-8 hrs interval, ty ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
22 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: In general, cough medications are not recommended for children of this age. A cool mist humidifier and proper hydration are often helpful. However, be ... Read More
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Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
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Safe: For most people, a small amount of alcohol while taking ibuprofen is not harmful.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Piccione
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Fever: Fever is one of the body's defenses against infection. If it's low (<102) , let it ride. It's part of the immune systems defense arsenal. If it per ... Read More
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A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: Fever reducing meds are not like adding gas to your car. They influence the natural fever response of an illness by taking a degree or so off the peak ... Read More
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