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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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How many mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) do you give a child?

How many mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) do you give a child?

Depends on weight: The dosage of tylenol/acetaminophen would depend on the weight of your child in kg. The dosage is usually 15 mg/kg given every 4 hours for pain or fever with 5 doses maximum per day. You can administer either infant or children's tylenol, and the dosage is usually written on the container for children older then 2 years old of various weights. When in doubt, always call your doctor for a dose. ...Read more

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My niece have a fever of 105 what can we do to have the fever down? We are giving her baby tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen for baby?

My niece have a fever of 105 what can we do to have the fever down? We are giving her baby tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen for baby?

Comfort meds: Temperature at or in excess of 105 deserves an evaluation by a physician within the next several hours. A cold compress on the forehead and plenty of oral fluids should be offered. The assessment should find a treatable issue or a virus.Keeping up with fluids is more important than the fever. Verify the dose of meds given as an adjustment may produce better results. ...Read more

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Does it help to alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen in a child with fever?

Does it help to alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen in a child with fever?

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 (acetaminophen) alone does not decrease the fever wenough and or children are still uncomfortable. In this situation we often reccommend alternating Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Can i give my 5 month old tylenol (acetaminophen)? If so at what dose and what brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) do you recommend is best? And how do u give it to her?

Can i give my 5 month old tylenol (acetaminophen)? If so at what dose and what brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) do you recommend is best? And how do u give it to her?

Yes: Tylenol is ok for 5 months. You can talk with your pharmacist and they will give you a chart on normal dose. If your child has some other health problem be sure and talk with the doctor. Generic tylenol is available at less cost that is acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Do you give a sick child tylenol (acetaminophen) before taking her to the doctor?

Do you give a sick child tylenol (acetaminophen) before taking her to the doctor?

Yes: I view acetomenophen as a comfort med & moms are free to use it as they want to see if a fussy, sickly or febrile baby can feel better as a result, it does not interfere with my evaluation if you should choose to bring the kid in for an exam. Sometimes if you call the office, the nursing staff can help you decide what things you can do for baby on your own & when to come in. ...Read more

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Can you give infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) to a baby if they don't have no fever?

Can you give infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) to a baby if they don't have no fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Why would give tylenol (acetaminophen) to a baby if there is no fever, unless if you know for sure that the baby is in pain for example from teething. Too much tylenol (acetaminophen) is not good for the liver. Good luck ...Read more

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What is a good cough syrup or cold medicine to take when you are sick? And with child.

What is a good cough syrup or cold medicine to take when you are sick? And with child.

Cough syrup: In general, pediatric varieties are safe and contain very little alcohol, if any. Avoid those with ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) Pseudoephedrine they can elevate your blood pressure. Avoid those with ibuprofen, other nsaids as they can have harmful fetal effects. ...Read more

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Why are the schools saying that if your child gets a fever not to treat with a fever reducer medication?

Why are the schools saying that  if your child gets a fever not to treat with a fever reducer medication?

Fever helps..: The body to fight illness. That's why we get a fever...Because the immune system works better with a fever. That said, fever makes you feel awful, so i still use fever reducers just to feel better. I'd rather have several days of semi-misery, rather than one day less of horrible misery. Why is your school giving medical advice? ...Read more

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Is it alright to give an 8mo infant tylenol (acetaminophen) syrup just once a day at nighttime for teething pain and crankiness? For how many days can it be given?

Is it alright to give an 8mo infant tylenol (acetaminophen) syrup just once a day at nighttime for teething pain and crankiness? For how many days can it be given?

Try teething rings: One appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) a day is probably not going to cause any harm, but you do not want to get the child used to taking an oral medication when it may not be needed. Try teething rings. ...Read more

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My baby is 2 months and received a shot that is supposed to bring about a fever. How do I best care for her? infant Advil (ibuprofen)? Paracetamol?

My baby is 2 months and received a shot that is supposed to bring about a fever. How do I best care for her? infant Advil (ibuprofen)? Paracetamol?

Comfort care: Vaccines do not always cause fever. If she is more fussy afterwards, she may need a bit more soothing. Since she is 2 months old, you probably know what calms her down when she is fussy. Use these same methods. If she does have a fever, a bath will often bring it down, assuming she enjoys bath time. If you must give her medicine, only use acetaminophen- this is only safe option for infants < 6 mo ...Read more

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If tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help with a fever for a 4 month old can I give him ibuprofen?

If tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help with a fever for a 4 month old can I give him ibuprofen?

Yes, but...: In 2001 Ibuprofen was ok'd for use in babies as young as 2 months of age. The dose is 4.5 milligrams/ pound of body weight ( 10mg/kg). The concern is a fever in a child that young may be a sign of something more serious. Learn how to take rectal temperatures for your baby. If your four month old has a fever over 101 degrees f (before any medicine) call the doctor or get seen. Call when in doubt. ...Read more

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At what age can an infant start drinking water and how much? For example, if the child is sick, can you given them only pedialyte?

At what age can an infant start drinking water and how much? For example, if the child is sick, can you given them only pedialyte?

About 6 months: Young infants typically get all the hydration they need from breast milk and formula. While it will probably not hurt to give a teaspoon or so ocationally, this could reduce the caloric & nutrient intake of the baby and risk a condition known as water intoxication. As a rule, introduce tiny amounts of water when the infants begins eating solids, which is at about six months. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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What could you give a teething toddler when orajel and tylenol (acetaminophen) don't seem to work?

What could you give a teething toddler when orajel and tylenol (acetaminophen) don't seem to work?

Supportive Care: Have you tried cold teething rings and damp frozen wash clothes? These can be excellent teething aides. Encourage fluids. Teething comes with a certain amount of discomfort. And remember... Sometimes all you can do is provide loving support and your child will get through this... You did. ...Read more

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I have an 8yo 56lbs.. Is it ok to give him cold medicine for congestion and ibuprofen for headache at the same time?

I have an 8yo 56lbs.. Is it ok to give him cold medicine for congestion and ibuprofen for headache at the same time?

Generally yes: As long as the cold medicine does not contain ibuprofen, combining the 2 should be ok. That being said, many pediatricians do not like cold medicines for young children. They're not very effective, and the side effects are relatively stronger--anti-congestion meds are generally better at stimulating the heart or making the children alternately drowsy or hyper than they are at treating the cold. ...Read more

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I have a child with fever that did not come below 39c after patacetamol, what is the best medication to add. Ibruprofen or mefenamic acid?

I have a child with fever that did not come below 39c after patacetamol, what is the best medication to add. Ibruprofen or mefenamic acid?

Ibuprofen: It is a good anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic (reduces temp). Mefenamic acid is good for reducing pain and swelling for peri-menstrual complaints and possibly migraines.It is not recommended for a child. ...Read more

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Tylenol (Definition)

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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more