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Tylenol And Motrin For A Fever In Children
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
My child has been running a fever. Tried the lukewarm bath and tynenol and motrin but he either spits it out or won't take it all. What else can I do?
Fever not all bad: You don't have to "get rid" of the fever. It is just a symptom. Increased body temperature actually helps your immune system fight infections - that's why your body creates one when you are sick. However, if he is in pain or uncomfortable because of his illness and you want to do some tylenol, there are suppositories you can use (they go in his butt). Ask pharmacist for them because kept in fridge. ...Read more
Child with fever, heart racing 2 yr old daughter. Rectal fever 105. Third day with fever. During day she plays, seems fine. Been on steady doses of tylenol and motrim. Currently doing cold presses, popsicles. Should we be at er? Her heart rate was at 150.
Since : Since your child's temp is up around 105f, you should either call her doctor or go to the emergency room. Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness. "red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are: -fevers that last 5 days or more -fevers persistently above 104f orally or 105f rectally -a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake -difficulty breathing -vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration -a purple rash, esp on the legs -stiff neck -any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint as always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor. ...Read more
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 tylenol alone does not decrease the fever wenough and or children are still uncomfortable. In this situation we often reccommend alternating Ibuprofen and tylenol. ...Read more
Should my 8 yr old child still have a fever after seeing the dr. 5 days ago and being diagnosed w/ a "virus", not strep. She has been taking ibuprofen as prescribed every 6-8hrs, but the 2nd day after seeing the dr. We added childrens tylenol every 4 hrs
My 4 yo son had a high grade fever (102-103.5) for approximately 24 hours (we alternated tylenol/Motrin every 6 hrs). Temp is now 96.5. concerns?
My fever is out of control because I took 1000mg tylenol 1 hr ago and i'm still hot. Ok to add motrin?
Either: Tylenol is an antipyretic so it is helpful with fever. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and addresses both fever and inflammation. With stubborn fevers people often alternate tylenol (every 4 hours) and Ibuprofen (can be taken every 6 hours). Some people find one works better than the other for them. Be sure you are drinking well when taking ibuprofen. ...Read more
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