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6 MS baby running temp since yesterday 99-101° eating and playing good no ear infection no diarrhea or vomit stuffy nose given ibu & acet suggestions?

6 MS baby running temp since yesterday 99-101° eating and playing good no ear infection no diarrhea or vomit stuffy nose given ibu & acet suggestions?

NOT TO WORRY....,: Fever less than 101 f doesn't need any fever reducer. Pick only one: Acetaminophen is ok. Don't alternate Ibuprofen and acetaminophen; american academy of pediatrics discourages it, because it is harmful. Make sure your child drinks enough fluid. ...Read more

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For me I am prescribed 600 mg IBU it says to take with food. Do I have to take it with food?

For me I am prescribed 600 mg IBU it says to take with food. Do I have to take it with food?

Ibuprofen GI protect: It is not necessary to have food in the stomach to activate ibuprofen, but since this drug is irritating to the mucosa, food will delay contact, and offer some protection against gastritis or ulcerations. There are GI protective forms, of ibuprofen that will offer you protection as well if you are high risk for irritation. ...Read more

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If I take 800mg ibu will. My headace go away?

If I take 800mg ibu will. My headace go away?

Hard to know: It depends on the cause, but why so much? Try 400 first to avoid stomach issues. ...Read more

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Can I take a 800 mg Ibu in 7 hours I have a bad toothache?

Can I take a 800 mg Ibu in 7 hours I have a bad toothache?

Yes: You can take Ibuprofen every 6 hours. However I hope you can contact a dentist soon. A few days of I buprofen OK, but I would not do this for a long period of time. ...Read more

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150mg Ranitidine stopped working (protecting against 800mg Ibu daily). Stopped taking it, how long before it may work again?

Need stronger med.: Truth be told, you may need a stronger medication. The histamine-blockers, like Ranitidine, may not be potent enough to counteract the effects of an NSAID like Ibuprofen. You may be better served with a PPI, like Prevacid or Protonix. ...Read more

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My 9 year old just starting headaches here and there. Tyl and IBU work but when if ever should I start to get concerned? ... More than I already am.

My 9 year old just starting headaches here and there. Tyl and IBU work but when if ever should I start to get concerned? ... More than I already am.

Headaches: Headaches are uncommon in children. Therefore if they persist or are recurrent it is a good idea to get a thorough exam from your doctor and make the assessment and plan from that. In the meantime check your family history for migraine headaches or allergy problems. It's not worth worrying about, see the doctor! ...Read more

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I've been getting headaches for over a week and it hurts on the sides of my head. I take ibu everyday 800mil. Should I be worried about my headaches?

I've been getting headaches for over a week and it hurts on the sides of my head. I take ibu everyday 800mil. Should I be worried about my headaches?

Concern: Any headache that last over 48 hours and specially when you do NT have a good reazon for the headache (sinus infection-headcolds)shuldbe investigated to r/o any serious problems such as highblood pressure, cervical spine pathogy etc. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a stronger form of IBU?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) a stronger form of IBU?

IBU?: IBU? The International Beer Unit? Unless you're just not writing out the whole word for ibuprofen? Neurontin (gabapentin) is unrelated to ibuprofen by any means. It's a medication originally approved & designed to treat epilepsy but often used in pain management. Ibuprofen is an NSAID. To treat pain too. They're used in different pain types. Can't compare either strengths or potencies for that reason. ...Read more

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Been having pain in right temple for days comes and goes. Should I be worried? Reg strength ibu helps. I work outside it's been very cold lately

Been having pain in right temple for days comes and goes. Should I be worried? Reg strength ibu helps. I work outside it's been very cold lately

No worry: Could well be pain generated from right jaw, a TMJ syndrome, but other dental issues could be present. Alternative considerations, such as migraine might come into play, and thus, seek some attention from your pcp and regular dentist. ...Read more

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Develop sores in head/scalp after taking 800 mg ibu 2x/day & over time. Feels as though nerve endings reach down into my head/cause travelling pain.?

Develop sores in head/scalp after taking 800 mg ibu 2x/day & over time. Feels as though nerve endings reach down into my head/cause travelling pain.?

Dermatolo. Can check: If a person is getting sores on the scalp, a primary care doctor or a dermatologist (skin doctor) can check to see if there is a bacterial infection such as folliculitis. If there is an infection, oral antibiotics may be needed. If the doctor thinks there is some relationship to some Ibuprofen the patient is taking, the doctor will likely switch to another pain or inflammation medication. ...Read more

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I took abbout 8 ibuprfens a day for about a week. Wd that cause high ALT and AST levels. How long does ibu stay in system?

I took abbout 8 ibuprfens a day for about a week. Wd that cause high ALT and AST levels. How long does ibu stay in system?

Liver inflammation: It is possible that the Ibuprofen contributed, but there may be other reasons as well. This needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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I've had a headache 4 days now, still can function but is really taking a toll. Low appitite, pain in behind eyes, ibu, tyl no help. : (help!

I've had a headache 4 days now, still can function but is really taking a toll. Low appitite, pain in behind eyes, ibu, tyl no help. : (help!

Eye headache +: Your troubling symptoms require attention by your family MD to guide you through a diagnosis and treatment which may require a sinus evaluation and an eye examination by an ophthalmologist and further consultants if necessary. I would urge you to start immediately and follow through. ...Read more

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Had neg swab for strep on sat. Told they don't culture adults. Still hurts today when I swallow. Do I give it 5-6 days and take the ibu or go back in?

Had neg swab for strep on sat. Told they don't culture adults. Still hurts today when I swallow. Do I give it 5-6 days and take the ibu or go back in?

Hmm: If you are getting worse, having fevers, having ear pain, can't move neck, having trouble opening mouth, or can't tolerate anything by mouth, then definetly go back right away for followup. If your cutlrure was a true negative, then you have a virus, which should be improving after 5-7 days and not getting worse or plateu-ing.

If you are unsure, go back in! ...Read more

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What can I do for a toothache pain is killing me I ahave already taken 2 800mg ibu. And swish with salt and warm water.

Dentist (ER?): Get to a dentist first thing this morning. Other than otc pain medication (or prescription pain medication) only a dentist can relieve your pain. If you can't wait, you can go to the er of a hospital, but you will wait for a long time and the only thing that they can do for you is give you a stronger pain medication. By the time you're done, you could probably have already been seen by a dentis. ...Read more

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I have severe upper back pain. I took a ibu 800mg can I take a flexeril 5mg and be ok.

I have severe upper back pain. I took a ibu 800mg can I take a flexeril 5mg and be ok.

Drug Interactions.: Per Drugs. Com - no interaction was noted between flexeril and ibuprofen. I am assuming this is plain ibuprofen (not a combination drug). See:
https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1310-0, 758-386 ...Read more

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Headache for 3 days. Moderate, left top and behind eye. Ibu and tyl only taking edge off. When is it time to go to dr?

Headache for 3 days. Moderate, left top and behind eye. Ibu and tyl only taking edge off. When is it time to go to dr?

More info needed: To help sort out the possible causes of your headache, your doctor will want to get a complete medical history and perform a physical exam. Important information includes any history of trauma, medications, character of the pain, associated symptoms and prior headache history. It's time to see the doctor to try to diagnose your headache. ...Read more

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What is the alternating time for ibu and tylenol (acetaminophen)? 2 or 4 hours... Cant get fever to go down. 8 month old.

What is the alternating time for ibu and tylenol (acetaminophen)? 2 or 4 hours... Cant get fever to go down. 8 month old.

I never recommend it: Pick one or the other and stick with that. Alternating exhausts the kid and caretaker for no benefit.Fever is not the enemy, poor fluid intake is much more likely to put a kid in the hospital while fever actually slows the infection. If the situation spooks you have the kid seen. ...Read more

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Have pain in my solar plex and in between shoulder blades. Sort of feels like I am constantly hungry. Have taken IBU and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Should I worry?

Have pain in my solar plex and in between shoulder blades. Sort of feels like I am constantly hungry. Have taken IBU and Tylenol (acetaminophen). Should I worry?

Exam: Please stop the ibuprofen which can cause gastric irritation. You pain, going from front to back, requires examination and an abdominal aultrasound to rule out gallbladder and pancreatic/gastric illness. I suggest that you call for an immediate appointment or go to the ER or UC today! ...Read more

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15monthold fever since friday. Today highest 103.7 I gave ibu, dec to 101, 4 h later up to 102.7, gave tylenol (acetaminophen).No other sxs, little whiney. Mmr on 5/17?

15monthold fever since friday. Today highest 103.7 I gave ibu, dec to 101, 4 h later up to 102.7, gave tylenol (acetaminophen).No other sxs, little whiney. Mmr on 5/17?

Cannot diagnose: But unless this little guy has more localized symptoms, suspect that with time they will get better. If there is any failure to feed, continued irritability, sleeping too often or long or anything else - see your pediatrician. Do not try to suppress the fever unless the baby is patently uncomfortable. Fever can help fight infection. Put them in a tepid bath and rub skin with washcloth. ...Read more

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Sprain ankle how to bring down swelling? Taking ibu 800 tid. How to tell if infection occurs? Tell if condition is getting worse?

Sprain ankle how to bring down swelling? Taking ibu 800 tid. How to tell if infection occurs? Tell if condition is getting worse?

Ice/elevate/compress: Applying ice for 20 minutes every waking hour, elevation/rest as well as a compressive bandage/strapping will help control swelling. An anti-inflammatory medication such Ibuprofen may also be helpful. If no wound has occurred, infection is very unlikely. If pain and swelling get worse or fall to resolve, see physician. ...Read more

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Extreme sun exposure 7 days ago, still feeling weak, tired, feeling worse today, still forming blisters. Ibu on board & various lotions. Dr now?

Extreme sun exposure 7 days ago, still feeling weak, tired, feeling worse today, still forming blisters. Ibu on board & various lotions. Dr now?

See your DR: Are you sleeping normally? Have you been eating and drinking? Lost weight? Fever? Vomiting? Diarrhea? If you have extensive burns you may need IV and burn care. ...Read more

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Dentist gave dihydrocodeine (must wait 4 months for removal of decayed tooth)but in constant agony, no relief from para/ibu/or those prescribed. Help?

Dentist gave dihydrocodeine (must wait 4 months for removal of decayed tooth)but in constant agony, no relief from para/ibu/or those prescribed. Help?

Find another dentist: Or an oral surgeon. I can't imagine a 4 months wait for a reason other than your dentist is overloaded or you can't pay and he's helping out of the goodness of his heart. ...Read more

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Had a cyst rupture 5 days ago, there is still fluid today, still having a lot of pain. My WBC was up today. With a fever of 99 after ibu. What to do?

Had a cyst rupture 5 days ago, there is still fluid today, still having a lot of pain. My WBC was up today. With a fever of 99 after ibu. What to do?

Ok to call your doc: Not knowing where your cyst is located, or if you have multiple cysts. The general principle of monitoring comes in. Okay to call your doc and ask these questions. Fever and elevated wbc/white blood cell count is concerning. Your doc will decide about excision and/or antibiotics. ...Read more

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Will a fever make your heart race 14 mon male taking ibu tyl and bath

Will a fever make your heart race 14 mon male taking ibu tyl and bath

Yes,: Yes, a fever can cause this. If your temp goes to 104 or above, you need to get medical help. You can help the fever with tepid baths as well as Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) (as you are already doing). Please have your parent check on you periodically. You need to take in lots of water so that you don't become dehydrated. ...Read more

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I took 1 600 guaifenesin tablet thinking it was an ibu to help with my migraine. Headache getting worse burning on left side of head fells. What can ido?

I took 1 600 guaifenesin tablet thinking it was an ibu to help with my migraine. Headache getting worse burning on left side of head fells. What can ido?

No interaction: Continue your migraine therapy. I suggest taking either 1 Aleve every 8-12 hrs OR take 2 Excedrin Migraine every 6 hrs. If not relieve you may need an injection to stop the the migraine at an urgent care clinic or ER ...Read more