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Should I use acetaminophen and ibuprofen together in a child to reduce fever?

Should I use acetaminophen and ibuprofen together in a child to reduce fever?

You can - but why?: 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, 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., .

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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


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Son 6 yr fever of 38.8-40 past two days. Advil (ibuprofen) ineffective this morning do I go toer?

Son 6 yr fever of 38.8-40 past two days. Advil (ibuprofen) ineffective this morning do I go toer?

Yes: 40 is a high temperature, particularly if not responding to antipyretics, and he should be examined. All the best and I hope he feels better soon.

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I have a fever of 100f. I took ibuprofen an hour back. No effects... I have work tomorrow ealry moring what to do?

I have a fever of 100f. I took ibuprofen an hour back. No effects... I have work tomorrow ealry moring what to do?

You should: Probably call off. Fever is often a sign of a contagious infection and I am certain your boss and workmates would prefer not to be exposed. If the fever continues for more than 36 hours you should seek evaluation by a health care professional. You can alternate Tylenol with Advil every four hours but read the bottle label to avoid exceeding the maximal dose.

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Hi I have fever with severe caugh and cold. My fever is like 101. I am taking Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin. Is that ok? Which medicine I can for my caugh?

Hi I have fever with severe caugh and cold. My fever is like 101. I am taking Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin. Is that ok? Which medicine I can for my caugh?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): Guaifenesin is the main ingredient in it for cough. However the bigger issue is that if you have a fever and the cough is getting worse or if you feel short of breath is to get evaluated by a physician.

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My 19 months old baby has a 100 fever, I gave him an Advil (ibuprofen) 2 hours ago, it went down 30 minutes later and now it's getting up again, what do I do?

My 19 months old baby has a 100 fever, I gave him an Advil (ibuprofen) 2 hours ago, it went down 30 minutes later and now it's getting up again, what do I do?

Treating fever: For fever uncontrolled with Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone, alternate Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Ibuprofen, (give Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 hours after a dose of Ibuprofen and then repeat Ibuprofen 3 hours after each dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen). Be sure to give recommended dose for age & weight of child. A fever of 100 is not dangerous and does not need to be treated unless it is causing discomfort.

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My 4 years has a fever her temperature is 102 this morning. I given her Advil (ibuprofen) twice last night, check her temperature around 5:15am it was still 102...please help?

My 4 years has a fever her temperature is 102 this morning. I given her Advil (ibuprofen) twice last night, check her temperature around 5:15am it was still 102...please help?

Fever: Continue to treat her fever with weight appropriate doses of Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil. The Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used every 4 hours up to 5 times a day and the Advil every 6 hours. Do not over bundle her and give plenty of fluids. If she has other symptoms or her fever remains high; have her seen. All the best.

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How much children ibuprofen do I giv my 1 1/2 year old child for a fever?

How much children ibuprofen do I giv my 1 1/2 year old child for a fever?

Ibuprofen in kids: Unfortunately, recommendations for dosing of medications is, at least in my state, against regulations since your not established as a patient with my practice. Making recommendations is ok but actually dosing anything is a line I can't cross. Contact your pediatrician or primary care physician to get recommendation.

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I have 9month baby how much infant Advil (ibuprofen) should I give him for a fever?

I have 9month baby how much infant Advil (ibuprofen) should I give him for a fever?

Depends on weight: Here is a link to the advil (ibuprofen) site for weight-based dosing. Good luck! Http://childrens. Advil. Com/infants-advil (ibuprofen)-drops.

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Fever at 102.5, trying to break it with Advil (ibuprofen) and fluids. Any other suggestions? I need to sleep!

Fever at 102.5, trying to break it with Advil (ibuprofen) and fluids. Any other suggestions? I need to sleep!

Tylenol (acetaminophen): You might try alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) with the advil. If it persists, a lukewarm bath may help. If the fever continues, you should see a doctor to determine the source.

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I took 2 pills of Ibuprofen about and hour and a half ago. I have a fever and I was wondering if it is safe to take Dayquil?

I took 2 pills of Ibuprofen about and hour and a half ago. I have a fever and I was wondering if it is safe to take Dayquil?

Yes: Dayquil has a decongestant, cough suppressant and acetaminophen in it. Yes, it can be combined with ibuprofen. However, it may take a couple of hours for the ibuprofen to lower your fever. Also, it's OK to have a low-grade fever, as it's your body's natural way to "kill" a virus or bacteria, and thus, it's not necessary to lower your temperature to a normal level.

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How do you break a fever when you sick? Should I take anything for my fever if I already took Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus.

How do you break a fever when you sick? Should I take anything for my fever if I already took Advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus.

Fevers can help: Fever is the body's way of fighting an infection. If you can tolerate the fever it may be good to let it burn. A rapid raise of temperature is not safe however.

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My husband insists me to take ibuprofen when I feel feverish but no fever as he feels that if done it vil stop onset of fever. Is this right?

My husband insists me to take ibuprofen when I feel feverish but no fever as he feels that if done it vil stop onset of fever. Is this right?

Why stop fever?: Taking medication in an attempt to "prevent" a symptom that you don't even know you are going to get is unnecessary. Fever itself is a symptom of something else. It is not dangerous. I don't know why you feel "feverish" or what other symptoms you are having, but trying to stop a fever won't fix the issue that would have led to it in the first place. Make sense?

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I was recently diagnosed with gastritis. I finished all my medication but symptoms came back last night and I have a fever. Is 200mg ibuprofen ok?

I was recently diagnosed with gastritis. I finished all my medication but symptoms came back last night and I have a fever. Is 200mg ibuprofen ok?

Recommendation: If you f have fever ibuprofen can be helpful, but you can not take it on empty stomach. Only after the meal or with milk. Possible that last night was a new onset of new illness.

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Will ibuprofen take away the fever and cold?

Will ibuprofen take away the fever and cold?

Ibuprofen cuts fever: True that Ibuprofen or Motrin will reduce a fever. This is something of a "bandaid" therapy however and doesn't get to the root of the problem. Chicken soup (good nutrition/fluids) and rest are important. Also sleeping well should help u recover. Finally, be sure to take food with Ibuprofen to protect the stomach. Personally I drink ginger tea with honey- that helps my colds!

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What if a child's fever won't go down even after taking the recommended dose of ibuprofen?

What if a child's fever won't go down even after taking the recommended dose of ibuprofen?

Common issue: The amount of fever generated by a child with a normal immune system is determined by the brain sensors detecting fever triggering particles in the blood. Fever reduction may not occur if the stimulus is intense enough, & does not warrant exceeding the recommended dose or crude measures (ice packs, cold baths, etc.). Concentration on fluid needs & other comfort measures gives more benefit.

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My kid has chickenpox and a fever, can I give him ibuprofen?

My kid has chickenpox and a fever, can I give him ibuprofen?

Yes: There has been some scuttlebutt in the medical community about Ibuprofen for febrile illness increasing incidence if mrsa, but nothing proven. I would not fear to use it on my kids.

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