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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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