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Tylenol Vs Advil For Flu
Depends: Ibuprofen is my preferred med. It lasts longer (isn't gives so often). I shouldn't be given < 6m due to risks of kidney irritation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a fine med but doesn't last as long. I don't recommend alternating the two when a kid has a fever as I have never seen it work well & i respect but don't worry so much about fever. Parents should pay more attention to fluid intake when ill than temperature. ...Read more
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
Either can help with: Discomfort.If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon >>. ...Read more
It depends: Which ever one works best for you. ...Read more
None: None are all that effective. Try chloroseptic instead. ...Read more
Both work, but...: Both are effective at reducing fever, aches and pains. Both are generally safe, in appropriate doses. Motrin is antiinflammatory, tylenol (acetaminophen) is not. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can affect liver function, especially in drinkers. Motrin can irritate stomachs, can cause bleedingulcers, or kidney problems. Side effects/risks can vary with underlying medical condition, other meds, dosage, and duration of use. Ask your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Feverfew will do nothing to help an acute migraine but if taken daily has been shown to prevent migraines. For an acute migraine Tylenol works better for some, Advil (ibuprofen) better for others, though Excedrin Migraine which combines acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine is a good choice too. Many herbs, stress reduction and diet changes can also prevent migraines. See http://tinyurl.com/zf6hg23 for more. ...Read more
Take Both: Tylenol is acetaminophen, while advil is ibuprofen. Tylenol is better at swelling, but advil will be better for pain. A study has shown that combining the two medications together will provide better pain relief than either one by itself. Take 2 advil and 1 tylenol for pain. Keep smiling. ...Read more
It depends: Both can help. It depends which one works best for you. There is no one answer. ...Read more
I'm currently taking aleve-d for a sinus infection. Is it safe to also take tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for immediate pain relief?
Complex Question...: Simple answer, if you have infrequent tension type headaches what works best for you is what you should take. If liver issues or if you drink routine alcohol would use ibuprofen (Advil) & if stomach or kidney probs acetaminophen (tylenol). You use a tens unit, if this is neck related NSAID's, ibuprofen may be better. If frequent or other symptoms it could be migraines or other issue and need eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat: Finding the cause & treating it. Those meds. Are for lowering temp. And soothing discomfort temporarily. ...Read more
I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't effect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?
Can I give my 5 & 7 yr olds Tylenol or ibuprofen to reduce flu aches/fever if giving them Simulasan cold, mucus & immune relief (homeopathic)? Thank y
Maybe ok: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some decongestant chemical) was added. ...Read more
Child,15monthold, fever of 103 for 3,5 days, brings down after Advil/Tylenol. Eats/drinks well. A little bit runny nose, slight cough.Can wait or doc?
Daughter has high fever & stomach pain, probably a virus. When fever is down from tylenol/advil, she keeps shaking uncontrollably. What can be reason?
Virus in the blood.: Once a virus gets into cells, it begins to hyjack it to become a virus-making factory. Once there is enough virus, the infected cell will either shed the virus or else, burst open, leaving millions of virus particles in the blood stream. This sults in the sensation of feeling cold and triggering rigors. When immunity kicks in, they are responsible for the fever and sweats seen with viral inf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was sick with the flu a couple weeks ago and have had a migraine headache for four days with very painful, throbbing lymph glands behind my ears for about two weeks, worsening pain daily. Taking ibuprofen and tylenol for pain. Have Sjogrens.
14 month old, fever, heavy fatigue. What should be done besides plenty of liquids and tylenol/advile switch up every 4-6 hours?
Watch closely: During the first few days of any illness, most babies show low energy, decreased appetite and grouchy or clingy behavior. If your baby does not seem to feel better when fever is down, or if he/she seems very ill, call your doctor. Otherwise, continue pushing fluids, treating fever and allowing him to lay low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a 3 days of influenza (flu) w/ fever took ibuprofen and acetaminophen it have left me with a back burning sensation. No problem during peeing. ?
Have the flu. Just noticed blood in my stool. It's red, not black. Been taking lots of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Also took tamiflu (oseltamivir).
Yes: When children get fever most often we can use one or the other to help reduce the fever but when they have a high fever they are uncomfortable and tylenol (acetaminophen) alone does not decrease the fever wenough and or children are still uncomfortable. In this situation we often reccommend alternating Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more
Yes, but...: In 2001 Ibuprofen was ok'd for use in babies as young as 2 months of age. The dose is 4.5 milligrams/ pound of body weight ( 10mg/kg). The concern is a fever in a child that young may be a sign of something more serious. Learn how to take rectal temperatures for your baby. If your four month old has a fever over 101 degrees f (before any medicine) call the doctor or get seen. Call when in doubt. ...Read more
Can ibuprofen help reduce (low grade 99.5) fever? No tylenol (acetaminophen) in.My medicine cabinet @a this time.
My niece have a fever of 105 what can we do to have the fever down? We are giving her baby tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen for baby?
Comfort meds: Temperature at or in excess of 105 deserves an evaluation by a physician within the next several hours. A cold compress on the forehead and plenty of oral fluids should be offered. The assessment should find a treatable issue or a virus.Keeping up with fluids is more important than the fever. Verify the dose of meds given as an adjustment may produce better results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have a high fever (101-104.3) for five days and have no other symptoms? That range is as low as it gets with ibuprofen /tylenol.
Unlikely: There is something infectious going on . You need to see a doctor. ...Read more
1yrold had a fever for3days?How long is too long?Not eating very well, drinking some fluids, very sleepy.Fevers btwn 100-103.7 giving tylenol/ibuprofen.
Doctor can evaluate: If a parent is not sure when to take a 1 year old to the doctor, she can call the doctor's office. Some doctor's have their patients come in on the first couple of sick days, but it depends on the experience of the parents and on what the child is doing. "very sleepy", "very fussy", or otherwise acting strangely, especially when the temperature is not very high, means the child can be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 year old has fever 39.3 we have given him ibuprofen 3 hours ago he threw up. Can we give tylenol (acetaminophen) now what else can we do
Fevers : Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen (tylenol) or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness. Acetaminophen can be given every 4 hours and Ibuprofen can be given every 6 hours. You can overlap them safely meaning that if you give Ibuprofen and 3 hours later the fever returns, you can give Acetaminophen to help until it is time to give the Ibuprofen again. You should not do this for more than a day without contacting your child's doctor, though since a persistent fever can be a sign of more serious illness. "red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are: -fevers that last 5 days or more -fevers persistently above 104f orally -a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake -difficulty breathing -vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration -a purple rash, esp on the legs -stiff neck -any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint as always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor. ...Read more
I want to know what to do if my daughter has developed a viral type fever with barking dog cough ? Fever goes down with a Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen
Sounds like croup: Continue fever control. Keep her room cool and not too dry to help with her breathing. If she is having difficulty breathing, she may need a visit to the ER for a breathing treatment with racemic epinephrine and an oral dose of dexamethasone. This sounds like croup. All the best. ...Read more
Should my 8 yr old child still have a fever after seeing the dr. 5 days ago and being diagnosed w/ a "virus", not strep. She has been taking ibuprofen as prescribed every 6-8hrs, but the 2nd day after seeing the dr. We added childrens tylenol every 4 hrs
My 3 1/2 yr old has fever since last 48 yrs and gas developed a harsh productive cough . What should I give other than Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen?
See pediatrician: I'd recommend that you have your child seen by the pediatrician today to ensure that no further medication is necessary. Without knowing your child's history (ie wheezing?) I wouldn't recommend any cough suppressants (in addition to the young age - they really are not recommended). You may find relief with a teaspoon of honey (has been clinically proven to be as effective as the medications!) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 yr old fever for 4 days. Spiked over 104 a few times but responds to ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen). Gave her antibiotics. Now, leg pain crying & won't walk?
10month baby has fever range from 100 to 102.5.also Saw doctor prescribed ibuprofen & Tylenol (acetaminophen).can I use ice pack to reduce hot in his head, bathe him?
Yes but: fever isn't a bad thing. It is part of the body's way of fighting infection. It is good to treat the fever, because having a fever feels awful, but the fever won't "cook his brain" or anything bad like that. Alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen as your doctor suggests, and if his symptoms worsen or don't improve, see your doctor again. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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