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Best Way To Bring Down A Fever In Children
Fever: Fever is a generally beneficial response to infection and helps to fight the infection. The only reasons to reduce fever are that the individual is patently uncomfortable with the fever, or that their heart or lungs cannot tolerate it, or that the fever has reached heights in a child which place them at risk of seizures (>105). You can use tepid washcloth baths, low dose pediatric tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc. ...Read more
Behavior/vulnerablty: Newborns have passive protection from their mother against many common viruses but this fades by 3-5 months. After that point, they will experience on average 5-7 respiratory and 1-3 diarrheal illnesses/yr to age 5. As the do they build protective antibodies against similar germs. They are also very oral, touching their mouth with contaminated fingers often. Wash hands often, it improves with age. ...Read more
Husband has flu with temp of 102.7 I gave 400 mg of ibprophen but still the same after 45 minutes what's the best thing to bring down temp?
No: Narcotics have no effect on body temperature. ...Read more
Yes: A moist cloth at room temperature may aid in reducing fever, particularly if rubbed on the skin vigorously. But this is only a temporary expedient. There is seldom a need to reduce fever unless it is producing cardiovascular compromise or making the person feel unbearably uncomfortable. ...Read more
Do I need to take tylenol (acetaminophen) to bring down a fever lingering around 101 degree? I'm 4 weeks pregnant. What temp is unsafe for the baby?
Call your OB: I would call your OB as they need to know about your elevated temperature and see if they want to see you. ...Read more
Fever treatment: Fever is actually your 'friend'-it helps fight infections better. The only dangers are very high fevers (greater than 105-106) in toddlers/little kids, who can't regulate their temps safely like older kids & adults can. If a fever is to be controlled, meds like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen can help. Spraying the body with a mist and allowing evaporative cooling is actually the best. Avoid cooling blankets ...Read more
Fever: Leave it alone and live with it unless it is compromising some organ system by increasing loads on heart, etc. Fever appears to be one of the body's mechanisms to deal with infection (part of the immune system), and there are some diseases that can be combated with fever. If you are patently uncomfortable take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen or Aspirin (but be careful). ...Read more
Allergy medicines: Hay fever (allergies) is usually due to pollens that are in the air. Some people are allergic to molds and other substances. One can wear a mask when working outdoors or when hiking. Avoid playing outdoors when the pollen or smog levels are high. Medicines such as Claritin otc, zyrtec otc, or prescription eye drops and nasal steroid sprays are helpful. Allergy shots are another option. ...Read more
Valtrex (valacyclovir): Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
I'm having a 39.6 high fever and my because of my tonsil what is the best way to do? And I keep on vomiting
See your doctor: Vomiting can cause dehydration. You'll need meds to stop the vomiting so you don't get dehydrated, and you may need IV fluids if you are already dehydrated. If you have tonsillitis and you are on antibiotics, they won't work if you throw them up, and if you're not on antibiotics you may need them. In any case, you need to see a doctor. Try to drink lots of fluids in the meantime. ...Read more
Best not to do so.: Why? Fever is an adaptive response & commonly helps immune system fight/overcome infection. Research has demonstrated that fever reduction with medications & physical cooling typically prolongs infections, does not help overcome/recover faster. The only situation where fever reduction might offer some benefit is with small infants with fevers >105 Fahrenheit oral, 106 rectal, to ↓risk of seizures. ...Read more
My children had fever for 24 hrs and then down to low body temp. This has been happening for 5 days. Temps go between 95.9-97.8 what could cause this?
Fever: Your child may be fighting off a virus or other mild infection. If the fever is over 101, your child is contagious until it stays below 101 for 24 hours. 98.6 is an average body temperature (which means that there is a range of normal temps). If he is acting fine, you can usually just observe and see if he has any other symptoms. A virus will usually run its course in 7-10 days. ...Read more
Tepid bath: If you bathe in tepid water and briskly rub your skin all over with a rough washcloth this may help to reduce your fever, but unlikely to do much about your headache. Without your providing much more info it sounds as if you might benefit by being seen and examined by a doctor. ...Read more
Hayfever & Sneezing: Hayfever is another term for allergic rhinitis. In nasal allergies, the biggest cause of sneeze is the release of histamine. In order to block the affects of histamine, you can wash your nose clean with salt water...Saline irrigation. You can also use any of a number of antihistamines, old and new. Sometimes this is not fully effective and we need to use steroids or drugs like singulair (montelukast). ...Read more
Platelet transfusion: There is no known medication to counteract the Dengue virus, so the treatments are aimed at the symptoms and signs. Medications are not available to raise platelet count. Should the count fall low enough that bleeding is a risk, platelet transfusion is the only option to address the problem. ...Read more
Fever Reducer: Your daughter's age? NSAIDs and acetaminophen at the right dose can bring the fever down. Adjusting the room temp., dressing down & cool liquids may be all that your child needs. First consideration though should be to determine the reason for the fever. Fever can be helpful in helping the body fight infection with proper hydration. If prolonged fever or child looks ill consult a pediatrician. ...Read more
6mth old had shots yesterday, today she has a 100.4 degree fever what can I give her to help bring it down? Anything else I need to watch for?
Fever with shots: Fever is an expected side effect from vaccines. The usual recommendation is to treat a fever of 102 or higher. If she is fussy and not eating well, or the injection site seems like it is bothering her, some acetaminophen may help. These symptoms usually last only a day or two, any longer then get her rechecked by her Doctor. ...Read more
Tempered baths- not cold baths, tylenol, (acetaminophen) fluids and rest are usually required for fever.
High fevers for adults are more signif than those for children unless the children are showing signs/symptoms. Follow-up with your primary care md as soon as you are able. ...Read more
Which is the best way to break a fever and if a 2 years old has temp of 103.5 should I take him to the doctor?
If you are worried: Then yes go to the doctor. To bring a fever down Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen work well. So does a tepid bath...And homeopathic belladonna. 103.5 is a hot fever but is not overly concerning as long as the child is drinking and acting pretty normal (will be less active due to the fever). ...Read more
Medicine or Shots: You can see your doctor and start a regimen of medication that will control your symptoms, but you will need to do this every hay fever season. You could also see a board certified allergist, get allergy tested and get allergy shots to desensitize you to what you are allergic to and that will get it better. ...Read more
Some options: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
Nothing: Fever may be beneficial to your baby, and unless they are obviously very uncomfortable because of the fever would not do anything. If you feel uncomfortable about it, there is pediatric Acetaminophen liquid preparation with dosage recommendations for weight and age, but would first try sponging baby down with tepid washcloth. No true medical need to inhibit fever of this level. ...Read more
I have an increasing bilirubin11.2, increasing wbc18000 esr99 low grade fever. On ursocol tab, how to bring down these?
See a GI doctor: And do this immediately. This bile acid preparation should not be doing this by itself, altho anything is possible. It sounds as if you may have a very severe inflammatory condition with either damage to liver cells or blockage of bile flow. See somebody asap and good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
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