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is advil or tylenol better for fever

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
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 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angela Walker
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Fever and GI Pain: I have sent question to colleague who will answer.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This is not a problem. It is wha I do for my children.
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A 30-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
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 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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A 4-year-old male 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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