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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more

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Can my 8 year old take Claritin and ibuprofen together? Not sure if her runny nose is due to allergies, but she has a fever.

Can my 8 year old take Claritin and ibuprofen together? Not sure if her runny nose is due to allergies,  but she has a fever.

Not allergy: A young child doesn't get a fever from an allergic reaction. Tylenol or a non steroidal antiinflammatory can help to reduce fever. Antihistamines work well for allergic conditions but not colds or viruses. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fever is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See your doc if fever is greater than 102 for more than 2 days
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Can i give my two year old children's tylenol and children's Claritin at the same time?

Can i give my two year old children's tylenol and children's Claritin at the same time?

Yes: The products will not interfere with one another.You might want to make sure the kids stomach settles with one before you give the other as sometimes the mixture of tastes will cause them to spit it out. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Take an anti-pyretic like Tylenol or Paracetamol regularly
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Use a cold compress
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Treat the source of infection
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Is it safe to give my 2 year old motrin after already giving her Claritin earlier in the day?

Is it safe to give my 2 year old motrin after already giving her Claritin earlier in the day?

It is generally safe: It is safe to give Claritin and Motrin on the same day, but if you are having to do so, i would recommend seeing your pediatrician first. ...Read more

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I gave my 2 year old son 5ml of children's Claritin 12 hours apart instead of 24 hours apart. Do i need to call his doctor? Is this a problem?

Call poison control: He should be ok. To be on the safe side, it would not hurt to call poison control. They often have very helpful information on accidental drug ingestions or overdoses. In adults, overdoses of Claritin can cause excess sleepiness, headache and a rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Infants & children with fever must see a Doctor immediately.
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Avoid Aspirin-containing products in children & adolescents
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Gave my 2 year old son Claritin at bedtime for an outbreak of hives. Wasn't that effective. Safe to try Benadryl tonight? He is also on daily flovent.

Gave my 2 year old son Claritin at bedtime for an outbreak of hives. Wasn't that effective. Safe to try Benadryl tonight? He is also on daily flovent.

Not benadryl: Benadryl is an inferior antihistamine and sometimes makes children crazy/dopey. You neglect to mention DOSE. This is crucial. You give no clue about the nature of "hives" which makes a huge difference. Does he still have "hives"? Best see a dermatologist for diagnosis and therapeutic evaluation. There are several kinds of hives and various remedies. Meanwhile you can try 5 to 10mg cetirizine (Zyrt ...Read more

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Claritin (Definition)

Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more

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