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please explain how long does it take childrens advil (ibuprofen) to kick in?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
About: 45 minutes to an hour. It depends on how full the stomach already.

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen while pregnant?

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No: Ibuprofen is an NSAID and you should not take this in pregnancy unless directed by your obstetrician for a few very specific indications. For fever, headaches and pains that you might take Ibuprofen for outside of pregnancy take tylenol (acetaminophen) for in pregnancy unless you are allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) or have liver disease. Alleve is also not to be taken in pregnancy.
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How can I tell if my childs skin rash is from exposure to poison oak?

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Contact dermatitis: Poison ivy, oak and sumac all contain the same substance which causes a severe contact skin reaction in most people. The rash will appear from about 24-48 hours after the exposure to the plant oil. It is red, raised, very itchy and often has a seepy discharge or blisters. It will often appear in "streaky" lines on the areas which were exposed. Rash on the face can cause a lot of swelling.

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