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how much motrin can i give my child

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Childs cough med: It is not highly recommended anymore to use any of the over-the-counter cough and cold suppressants since they do have a significant side effect profi ... Read More
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Dr. Shalini Sethi
20 years experience Pediatrics
Cough and cold : Over the counter cough and cold medicines are not for kids under 5 , consult your doctor if you need to use .
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
You do not: Ibuprofen does not cause resistance to your body. Why do you need to give Ibuprofen frequently?
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Tachyphalaxis: This process is common to some opioid drugs for pain, when double or tripling the dose is often required to maintain effectiveness.This does not occur ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes you can.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The two can be given concurrently and do not compete with one another.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
6 months: The usual recommendation is 6 months for Ibuprofen (motrin or advil). Some doctors may allow you to use it sooner. But the recommended age per their w ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 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
22 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 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
yes: Allergy medication will not treat fever or headache, give him Motrin for that.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Fever not all bad: You don't have to "get rid" of the fever. It is just a symptom. Increased body temperature actually helps your immune system fight infections - that's ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: You can use either to treat the fever, but only if it is high. Do not treat the fever if it is below 101 and your child is feeling okay. Studies have ... Read More

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