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Doctor insights on: Is Acetaminophen Safe To Give A Kid With Chickenpox

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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Can my child with chicken pox take tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Can my child with chicken pox take tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Excellent question!: The short answer is yes. The longer answer is never give Aspirin to a child with chicken pox as this has been shown to potentially trigger a serious brain disorder known as reye syndrome. Do make certain your child is well hydrated and not overdressed in your efforts to combat fever. Ibuprofen at reasonable doses is another possible consideration for pain or fever relief for those with chicken pox. ...Read more

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Can my child with chicken pox take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

Can my child with chicken pox take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

Yes.: You can use either to treat the fever, but only if it is high. Do not treat the fever if it is below 101 and your child is feeling okay. Studies have shown that children do better overall when a low-grade fever is allowed to continue during chicken pox. Do not use aspirin, ever, in children! ...Read more

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Is it safe to give a child hylands cold n cough and tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Is it safe to give a child hylands cold n cough and tylenol (acetaminophen)?

OTC Medications:: There are about 400 different 'over the counter' medications for fever, cold, cough. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a fever reducer, somatic pain reliever. Dose: 10-15 mg/kg/dose, 4-6 hours, for fever 101 f or above. Some cold/cough meds contain Acetaminophen also, so there is possibility of overdosing. Many cold meds has Pseudoephedrine which increases heart rate. So, be careful not to overdose! ...Read more

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Why should I not give aspirin to a child with chickenpox?

Why should I not give aspirin to a child with chickenpox?

Complications: Back in the late 60's & early 70's a devistating illness called reye's syndrome started appearing.Kids with chickenpox or flu would appear to get better before lapsing into coma & dying of liver failure. After a link with salycilates(aspirin) was made, we stopped giving it to kids under 16. Reye's has almost disappeared.It didn't happen to all kids, but we never knew how to predict who would. ...Read more

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Can i give my child wal tap elixir and tylenol (acetaminophen) at the same time?

Can i give my child wal tap elixir and tylenol (acetaminophen) at the same time?

Check ingredients: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is Acetaminophen so you will want to make sure that this is not listed as an ingredient in wal tap elixir. You also did not mention the age of your child. You should always check with your child's doctor before mixing medications. Safety first. Good luck. ...Read more

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My baby is 2months weighs 5kg. How much children tylenol (acetaminophen) should I give him.. Concentration is 160ng per 5ml?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) dose: Tylenol (acetaminophen) dose for a 5 kg infant is between 50 to 75 mgs. It is safe to give your baby between the 1.25 and 1.875 ml lines. If your 2 mo baby has a fever, it would be best to consult the pediatrician as well to tule out any serious infection. ...Read more

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My son is 10 years old but weighs hundred and 50 pounds how much tylenol (acetaminophen) should I give him should I give him a adult tylenol (acetaminophen) children's tylenol (acetaminophen)?

My son is 10 years old but weighs hundred and 50 pounds how much tylenol (acetaminophen) should I give him should I give him a adult tylenol (acetaminophen) children's tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Same med: The adult preparation is the same medication as the kids, the forms just vary based on preference for liquid, tablet or capsules. The dose by weight would be as high as 650mg, but most would start with one adult 325mg and only go to 2 as the situation required. It should not be repeated more than every 4 hours. ...Read more

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When can I start giving my child tylenol (acetaminophen)?

When can I start giving my child tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Usually...: The first use of Acetaminophen is usually to treat or decrease fever, crying or swelling after a vaccine shot, which usually happens after 6 weeks of age. Fevers unrelated to vaccination are of greater concern in very young infants, since any infection can be serious in a child with an inexperienced immune system. ...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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How much tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage should you give your 4 year child who weighs 44 pounds?

How much tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage should you give your 4 year child who weighs 44 pounds?

300mg: A child who weighs 44 pounds/20kg should receive 300 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours. You can administer that as approx 9 ml of children's tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Can i give my 6 1/2 week child tylenol (acetaminophen) if do how much am i allowed to give her?

Depends on situation: If your child has fever >100.4, please call her doctor immediately and follow their instructions. Evaluation for significant problems is indicated immediately. I don't recommend tylenol (acetaminophen) under 2 mo because it could mask a worrisome fever. If baby is just colicy & you want to try it for relief the dose is 10mg /2.2 pounds or likely 40 -80 mg at that age. ...Read more

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