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A 33-year-old female asked:

i gave my 6 year old son 2 100 mg jr strength ibprofen chewables for his fever. can i give triaminic nighttime cold and cough for his cold/cough with ?

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See Your Doctor Now: Important details of your son's illness are not given including duration of fever/cough, further description of upper respiratory symptoms, characteristics of cough, eg. wheezing, phlegm, past medical history, and more. Both viruses and bacteria cause these symptoms but are treated differently. OTC Meds are not recommended without further evaluation. See doctor now for correct diagnosis/treatment

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