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Is advil or tylenol better for fever

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
See doctor: You can take tylenol for the fever and cough syrup but with fevers that high you may have something serious like pneumonia. If your fevers persist or ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Basics: I would use one or the other, not everything you have. If the kid is that hot for long he should be seen in an urgent care setting to find out why. Al... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Should be safe: Unless given in toxic doses, these medications are safe, taken as directed. You don’t give your son’s age, but correct for age doses are fine. If he h... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: A teen with high fevers but trouble using antipyretics should be seen to see if antivirals or antibacterials can help resolve symptoms, to avoid more ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Fever: with that high temp it is always advisable to have him evaluated. sometimes a child can have 3-4 days of high fever and as the fever goes down they b... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Virus in the blood.: Once a virus gets into cells, it begins to hyjack it to become a virus-making factory. Once there is enough virus, the infected cell will either shed... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
You Can: It is , but whether it is better is not clear.Thr current rotine is to give a dose every 4 hours.I believe that this method gives too many peaks and v... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janesta Noland
Specializes in Pediatrics
Watch closely: During the first few days of any illness, most babies show low energy, decreased appetite and grouchy or clingy behavior. If your baby does not seem ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaun Weaver
Specializes in Family Medicine
Fever: How high is the fever? I would recommend taking him to see his pediatrician if it's been 4+ days and not resolving.

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