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I'm 66. Last 5 days cough/congestion, better now. But I now have fever (100-102) and feel run down. Can lower fever with Advil (ibuprofen). Go to doc now or wait?

I'm 66. Last 5 days cough/congestion, better now. But I now have fever (100-102) and feel run down. Can lower fever with Advil (ibuprofen). Go to doc now or wait?

Fever: At your age if this persists another day without steady improvement and if the fever continues it would be strongly advisable to see a doctor and be evaluated. Hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more

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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What do you suggest if i swallowed an Advil (ibuprofen) and i think it went down the wrong pipe?

What do you suggest if i swallowed an Advil (ibuprofen) and i think it went down the wrong pipe?

If you are having: difficulty breathing seek urgent medical care. If you don't have symptoms- it is quite unlikely that you aspirated the medicine. ...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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46 year old Husband has had tightness across chest for 3 days. I have given him 2 ibuprofen. The pain hasn't changed. Lying down helps. ?

46 year old Husband has had tightness across chest for 3 days. I have given him 2 ibuprofen. The pain hasn't changed. Lying down helps. ?

Get eval: I would get him evaluated for cardiac reasons for his chest pressure. It being positional is not typical of ischemia, but I would rather you be safe and have it checked out. If he can tolerate aspirin, not a bad idea to give him this preventively. ...Read more

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I have a trapped nerve in my back that causes pain to shoot down my arm. Ibuprofen does not to work. How can I fix it?How can I relieve the pain?

I have a trapped nerve in my back that causes pain to shoot down my arm. Ibuprofen does not to work. How can I fix it?How can I relieve the pain?

Surgery: If it is a trapped nerve then an anti-inflammatory drug will decrease inflammation but not fix the nerve. Surgery will fix the trapping. I would have a physical therapist work to make certain it is not an issue with a muscle group - and then see a neurologist. ...Read more

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For a swollen feet can I take ibuprofen 800 so it can go down?

For a swollen feet can I take ibuprofen 800 so it can go down?

I think your: Better off just elevating them and seeing the doctor to find the etiology....too much Motrin can irritate stomach lining..,, ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause dizziness when bending over or laying down after taking it a few days ago? Could that be the cause?

Can ibuprofen cause dizziness when bending over or laying down after taking it a few days ago? Could that be the cause?

No: Especially if you took the medication a few days ago it should be out of your system by now, your body should have cleared the medication. Sounds like you have a possible problem with your inner ear. See your physician. ...Read more

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