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Can ibuprofen help reduce (low grade 99.5) fever? No tylenol (acetaminophen) in.My medicine cabinet @a this time.

Can ibuprofen help reduce (low grade 99.5) fever? No tylenol (acetaminophen) in.My medicine cabinet @a this time.

Yes: Ibuprophen is a very effective fever reducer as well. As pain reliever. Take 2 or 3 200mg tablets or capsules. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

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What can be taken for severe back pain during pregnancy besides tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) vicodin or tylenol (acetaminophen) 3?

What can be taken for severe back pain during pregnancy besides tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) vicodin or tylenol (acetaminophen) 3?

If your pain: Is that bad you should be seeing an orthopedic doctor for evaluation, and depending on the cause physical therapy can help, you should not be using tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 or vicodin without having been referred for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Does taking antibiotics treat scarlet fever? Can i take antibiotics to treat scarlet fever or does it need further medical attention? .

Does taking antibiotics treat scarlet fever? Can i take antibiotics to treat scarlet fever or does it need further medical attention?

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Strep symptoms: Scarlet fever is one of the presentations of a group a streptococcus infection.The antibiotics used to treat the strep will kill off the germ & end the production of the chemical that produces the rash. Most respond rather well to initial abx rx. ...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 does Benadryl help kids with a fever along with tylenol (acetaminophen) ?

How does Benadryl help kids with a fever along with tylenol (acetaminophen) ?

It Doesn't: Benedryl is a potent antihistamine and has no effect on fever . Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone is recommended to treat fevers.If anything benedryl will make your child sleepy but i don't recommend using it on a routine basis for sleep. ...Read more

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Can I give tempra or tylenol (acetaminophen) to bring down his fever?

Can I give tempra or tylenol (acetaminophen) to bring down his fever?

Weight based meds: Both tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetomenophen) and advil (ibuprofen) have age and weight based dosing for children with fever. Luke warm bath splashing can also help--do not use ice water or alcohol baths! of course, finding the reason for the fever is most important, so if the child is ill, they should be evaluated by the doctor. Do not give Aspirin to children under 18, to avoid reye's syndrome, a bad liver dzz. ...Read more

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Ok to give w fever tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository when child vomiting up oral meds?

Ok to give w fever tylenol (acetaminophen) suppository when child vomiting up oral meds?

Yes: But make sure it's prescribed by a doctor and dosage is appropriate for age. Consult your doctor as well if vomiting or fever continue. ...Read more

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I have strep throat and cold sores. I'm on amoxicillin . I've been alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil for pain and fever. How long can I safely take these?

I have strep throat and cold sores. I'm on amoxicillin . I've been alternating tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil for pain and fever. How long can I safely take these?

As long as Paining: As long as you have pain, it usually lasts 2 to 5 days, but you can taper of one of the pain med as you get better. ...Read more

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Diverticulitis (dr diagnosed)--on 2 antibiotics. Pain continúes; moderate not excruciating. Can I take ibuprofen? Tylenol (acetaminophen) not working.

Diverticulitis (dr diagnosed)--on 2 antibiotics.  Pain continúes; moderate not excruciating.  Can I take ibuprofen?  Tylenol (acetaminophen) not working.

It takes a few days: You don't say how long since you started the antibiotics. It takes a few days for diverticulitis and similar infection to improve. Ibuprofen might help, but if has been more than 2-3 days, or if you also have fever, contact the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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Why isn't Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) help my throat pain ?

Why isn't Aleve or tylenol (acetaminophen) help my throat pain ?

Try something local: Too. F you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Do you treat pre flu symptoms with ibuprofen and acidomidaphine every 2 hrs alternating? No cough no nausea no sore throay. Fever of 102 and body aches. Pt is 6 yrs old

Do you treat pre flu symptoms with ibuprofen and acidomidaphine every 2 hrs alternating?  No cough no nausea no sore throay.  Fever of 102 and body aches.  Pt is 6 yrs old

Flu-like symptoms: Strictly limit the use of these two together in any patient, particularly a 6 year old. Acetaminophen can be very toxic to the liver and the two together are unnecessary. Children tolerate fever quite well and unless they are very very uncomfortable there is no need to treat it. Please be careful. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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Fever (Definition)

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