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How to reduce fever?

How to reduce fever?

Acetaminophen: Take tylenol (acetaminophen) which will decrease fever put ice on forehead. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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Do baths help reduce fever?

Do baths help reduce fever?

Yes: A tepid bath, or a comfortably warm bath, does two things: it keeps the child from shivering, which will generate internal heat, and it will allow for evaporation, lowering heat. Keep the bath from being too hot, but also from being too cold. ...Read more

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What is the best over the counter. Med to reduce fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin: Fever reducing medications (antipyretics) include tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) and motrin/advil (ibuprofen). Both are equally effective. However, remember that fever is a symptom, not a disease. Symptoms need to be explored to find the cause. Best to consult with your doctor before starting a fever reducing medication. ...Read more

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How do warm showers help reduce fever?

How do warm showers help reduce fever?

Fever: By coating the surface of the skin with cooling temps that are lower than body temps and you lose heat by convection. Very effective to rub skin briskly with warm towels or give children tepid baths to reduce fever. Good question. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce fever and headache without medication?

What is the best way to reduce fever and headache without medication?

Tepid bath: If you bathe in tepid water and briskly rub your skin all over with a rough washcloth this may help to reduce your fever, but unlikely to do much about your headache. Without your providing much more info it sounds as if you might benefit by being seen and examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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(13yr old f)aml with m2 maturation t (8, 21) w/ p53 del. In 3rd cycle and has fever (39.5) w/ 117/77 BP & 140 hr. What can we do to help reduce fever?

(13yr old f)aml with m2 maturation t (8, 21) w/ p53 del. In 3rd cycle and has fever (39.5) w/ 117/77 BP & 140 hr. What can we do to help reduce fever?

Fever in an AML: Patient is a medical emergency and needs to be addressed immediately. You should contact your oncologist as soon as fever develops. They will almost certainly direct you to a clinic or ed for evaluation, collection of blood cultures and antibiotic administration. If you are neutropenic you will be admitted to the hospital for IV antibiotics and other supportive measures. Don't mess with fever + ca. ...Read more

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How do I know if my 2 month old is having a reaction to her immunization? My 2 month old had her 1st immunizations this morning and has been crying and fever ever since. We have given her actiminphen every 4 hours to help reduce fever and make her more c

How do I know if my 2 month old is having a reaction to her immunization? My 2 month old had her 1st immunizations this morning and has been crying and fever ever since. We have given her actiminphen every 4 hours to help reduce fever and make her more c

About: About 10% of children develop fever and fussiness after the infant series' of shots at 2, 4, and 6 months. Typically the fever lasts up to 24-36 hours and the pain and fussiness should resolve in 1 day. That can be treated with acetominophen every 4 hours. Anything beyond that time frame and the baby should be seen again. ...Read more

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How can acetaminophen reduce fever, and is it bad to use when trying to get over a virus?

How can acetaminophen reduce fever, and is it bad to use when trying to get over a virus?

Yes, but....: Acetaminophen is an anti-pyretic or fever reducer, and is normally fine to use to reduce low grade fevers associated with a viral infection. If fever does not abate or worsens, an md consult is mandatory. The mechanism of fever eduction is a complex thing to describe. It would take more than the amount of characters allowed to elucidate. ...Read more

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Will Naproxen Sodium Tablets 220 mg, reduce fever or stop an upcoming fever?

Will Naproxen Sodium Tablets 220 mg, reduce fever or stop an upcoming fever?

Yes: Naproxen will reduce fever, and possibly affect an expected fever. When you have a fever and suppress it, remember the underlying cause is not affected so make sure you know what it is. ...Read more

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My daughter took Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and has fever what can I give her to reduce fever?

My daughter took Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and has fever what can I give her to reduce fever?

Antipyretics: Since Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM does not contain acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), these common over the counter pain and fever reducing medications can be used along with Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM without concern of drug interaction. ...Read more

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Should I use acetaminophen and ibuprofen together in a child to reduce fever?

Should I use acetaminophen and ibuprofen together in a child to reduce fever?

You can - but why?: Fever is a generally beneficial response to infection and helps to fight the infection. The only reasons to reduce fever are that the individual is patently uncomfortable, or that their heart or lungs cannot tolerate it, or that the fever has reached heights in a child which place them at risk of seizures (>105). You can use tepid washcloth baths, low dose pediatric tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc., . ...Read more

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Can I take arthrotec for back pain and tylenol (acetaminophen) to reduce fever at the same time?

Can I take arthrotec for back pain and tylenol (acetaminophen) to reduce fever at the same time?

Shouldn't need to: Although technically, you can take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like Arthrotec and Tylenol (acetaminophen) at the same time as they have no significant interactions, it should not be necessary. The Arthrotec you take for your back pain should also reduce your fever. The fewer medicines you take to accomplish your goal, the better off your detoxification systems (liver & kidneys) will be. ...Read more

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55-m-flu like symptoms, & high fever (39.4c) & diabetic. Clinic gave diametapp-c and giving tylenol (acetaminophen) to reduce fever but not helping. What can I do?

55-m-flu like symptoms, & high fever (39.4c) & diabetic. Clinic gave diametapp-c and giving tylenol (acetaminophen) to reduce fever but not helping. What can I do?

Increase fluid intak: In fllu need to increase fluid intake and get nasal and respiratory cila moving. Green tea with lemon/lime and bit of honey. Tea can be with or without caffeine. Drink till your urine turns light.
Ask your doctor if using hydro pulse to stimulate nasal cilia would be useful for your condition. ...Read more

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How do I reduce a fever?

How do I reduce a fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you must: Your body makes a fever for the purpose of "cooking" the offending agent out of existence. Sure, it is uncomfortable to have a fever, but it's also uncomfortable for the virus or bacterium causing your problem in the first place. If you can live with the fever, do so, and you will probably get over your infection faster. ...Read more

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What is the bet way to help someone reduce their fever?

Not always needed: Fever does not always need to be reduced. It is a natural process of the body's immune system as a response to an infection. Many causes of infections including bacteria and viruses do not do well at high temperatures, so a fever can be part of how the body fights off a problem. If someone is uncomfortable with a fever then tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen can help. Avoid tepid water baths as can drive fever in. ...Read more

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I have a temp of 100.8, besides pills, what else can reduce my fever?

I have a temp of 100.8, besides pills, what else can reduce my fever?

Leave it alone: For an otherwise healthy person fever is how your body fights a minor illness. That is how your immune system gets stronger to fight the infection. If you lower the fever with medication you slow down the healing process. As long as the fever is below 102-103 you may want to let it run its course. ...Read more

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Where is the right place to put cold towel on the child in order to reduce the fever?

Where is the right place to put cold towel on the child in order to reduce the fever?

Forehead: If you place it anywhere, limit it to the forehead. This may give the kid a sense of relief. Putting anything cold on the rest of the body will trigger the skin sensors to develop a chill response and send the fever higher. If using a bath at all (i never recommend it- too messy), the water should never be more than 15 f degrees cooler than the kid. ...Read more

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I need to reduce my fever tremendously by tomorrow for my first day of work. Can somebody help me please?

I need to reduce my fever tremendously by tomorrow for my first day of work. Can somebody help me please?

Acetaminophen or: Ibuprofen may do the trick, but should you go to a new job within 24 hours of a high fever. Don't infect the new boss! ...Read more

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I have an important interview to attend after an hour but I am suffering from fever. Tell me ways to quickly reduce my fever.

Acetaminophen?: You may take Acetaminophen up to 1000 mg three times a day as needed. You can also try Ibuprofen 400-800 mg 2-3 times a day as needed. Hope that you are not allergic to either one. If your fever continues for more than 2-3 days, then you should go see a doctor. ...Read more

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My 9 yeear old son has had a fevedr since yesterday 101 and 100.4, we have been giving him medicine to reduce the fever and it has not helped.?

My 9 yeear old son has had a fevedr since yesterday 101 and 100.4, we have been giving him medicine to reduce the fever and it has not helped.?

Fever is ok: Fevers are ok and are not dangerous to children. Its ok to treat the discomfort (chills, aches, etc) from a fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin but you do not need to treat the fever itself. Fever is actually one of body's mechanisms for fighting off the infection. ...Read more

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I came down with fever last nite do 2 our crazy weather hot in daytime frezzing at nite. What can I do to reduce my fever?

I came down with fever last nite do 2 our crazy weather hot in daytime frezzing at nite. What can I do to reduce my fever?

Meds, checkup?: Otc fever reducers (acetaminophen, ibuprofen) are the same that we use to reduce fevers in the hospital, and you should try them. Very high, persistent fevers or those uncontrolled with these medications deserve evaluation- people with such fevers sometimes have significant infections. ...Read more

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