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Is advil or tylenol better for fever

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 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. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 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
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Age and cause: Her age is not indicated, but the source of her fever should be evaluated at her physician’s office. A younger child generally should be seen earlier.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 44 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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 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
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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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 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
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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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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Yes: When children get fever most often we can use one or the other to help reduce the fever but when they have a high fever they are uncomfortable and tyl... Read More
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