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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
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
Does naxproxen prevent fever or it only reduce fever when someone is already having high fever? Please, need some answers?
I ment to ask is rubbing alcohol too toxic to apply to the forehead to reduce fever? What are the cautions?
(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
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
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
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
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
My 1years old baby have fever 39 degress. And the doctor give her ibuprofen for to reduce fever. Her weight is 7kg. It is possible to give ibuprofen?
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
How long it will take to reduce fever and sore throat in 1 yr old. He is on azithromycin. By the advice of doctor?
1-2 days: If he/she has a bacterial infection - not a viral illness. ...Read more
I take mobic (meloxicam) & Ultram for OA. Could mobic (meloxicam)/ultram reduce fever? Have aches/chills/sore throat/congest/fatigue but no fever. Doc said no fever = no flu
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
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
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
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
I need to reduce my fever tremendously by tomorrow for my first day of work. Can somebody help me please?
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?
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