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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., . ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Fever (Definition)

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