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Is It Ok To Give A 16 Month Old Childrens Advil
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more
More important than: M ore important than how much tylenol to use is to find out what is causing the fever?What does the child look like? Is he or she drinking and urinating fine? Alertor lethargic? In other words call your md first.Fever is not an illness is a symptom, and usually a friend not a foe. Your doctor might recommend 10-15 mg/kg or 5-7mg /pound of weight every 4-6hrs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Check With Doctor: Altho there are standard dosage recommendations, at that age you check with your doctor 1st. ...Read more
How much children's Advil can I give my 23 month old son? He is 28 pounds. Infant Advil and tylenol are not working
Why not working?: I hope you are using the pain/fever reducers for "comfort care" and not chasing numbers on the thermometer. Infant advil (ibuprofen) has the same ingredient as childrens only it is more concentrated. A maximum dose is: infant advil: 2.5ml every 8 hrs versus children's advil 5ml every 8 hrs. See your doctor if you find your son is not improving over time. ...Read more
Paediatrician asked me to give my 19 6lb baby 4 5ml children Advil but the pack says for her weight she needs 1 875ml and it a100mg 5ml is this right?
Casey has had a fever for several days and now has a raspy cough. We give him children's Advil. His temperature is around 100 and he is lethargic. ?
See doctor: Casey seems to be having viral infection causing low grade fever and raspy cough You may not give advil if the temperature does not go above 100 .As he is having fever for several days ,cough and being lethargic , better get him checked by your doctor and have him treated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has been having on and off fever all day, he just had his antibiotics a half hour ago, is it safe to give him children's Advil right now?
Yes: You can give fever meds without worry.They do not interfere with the effectiveness of the antibiotic.Try not to give fever meds more often than they are due, 6 hours on advil or 4 on tylenol. I do not wake kids for fever meds and i don't necessarily use them if the kid is playful and drinking well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 year old fever, 102, barely responding (101.4 after 3 hrs in meds) to children's Advil - should I wake him for a dose during the night?
TAKE HIM TO ER NOW!!: A 5 yo with a temp that is high, not responding to meds and lethargic needs to be seen right now. Take him/her to the er now. ...Read more
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