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Is Acethaminophen Good For Fever
Good for nothing: Why are you thinking of using it. Most fevers are a sign of your body responding to the illness you are having....So there is no scientific reason to use Acetaminophen . You do not get better faster if you take Acetaminophen by by taking it you are taking an unneeded medicine. ...Read more
Pain reliever: As a pain reliever, it may help with the pain of an ear ache. However, the pain is likely to return as the medicine wears off, so be prepared to medicate multiple times. See your doctor so the child can get started on appropriate medicine if indicated after the offending ear is examined. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen) OD: An oversode of tylenol (acetaminophen) can seriously damage the liver. The antidote to tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose is n-acetylcysteine (nac). It must be given within eight hours of ingesion of the tylenol (acetaminophen).Tylenol can destroy the liver if ingested in toxic doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an antipyretic so it is helpful with fever. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory and addresses both fever and inflammation. With stubborn fevers people often alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) (every 4 hours) and Ibuprofen (can be taken every 6 hours). Some people find one works better than the other for them. Be sure you are drinking well when taking ibuprofen. ...Read more
Sore throat: Finding the cause & treating it. Those meds. Are for lowering temp. And soothing discomfort temporarily. ...Read more
Yes: We often use this in kids down to a few months of age. ...Read more
What is the dosage of Tylenol (acetaminophen) fever reliefs for a child below 2 years old? Thanks
Aspirin: Aspirin is a great anti-inflammatory and is useful for some types of headache. The problem is that aspirin is a potent blood thinner and can irritate the stomach and cause kidney problems. Doctors often prefer ibuprofen since it has excellent anti-inflammatory effects with a much lower blood thinning effect. ...Read more
No cough meds: There are NO GOOD cough medicines for toddlers. The studies very clearly show they don't work and have undesirable side effects. Try some honey in tea, warm showers and a humidifier. With regard to fever reducer, remember fever is just a symptom and doesn't usually "need" treatment. However, if the child is feeling bad because of the fever, then acetaminophen and ibuprofen work equally as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diarrhea in a toddle: Toddlers are not supposed to take any medications for diarrhea unless a specific organism is found in a stool culture, most diarrhea are due to viral infections & we focus on keeping the child hydrated with small frequent sips of pedialyte & other clear fluids, no dairy products, the child can eat bread , Ricce apple, bananas & progress gradually to regular diet. If it persisted see his Dr ...Read more
What is the appropriate dose of infant tylenol (acetaminophen) to give to a 5 month old for fever?
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