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Do you give a sick child tylenol (acetaminophen) before taking her to the doctor?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

I view acetomenophen as a comfort med & moms are free to use it as they want to see if a fussy, sickly or febrile baby can feel better as a result, it does not interfere with my evaluation if you should choose to bring the kid in for an exam. Sometimes if you call the office, the nursing staff can help you decide what things you can do for baby on your own & when to come in.

In brief: Yes

I view acetomenophen as a comfort med & moms are free to use it as they want to see if a fussy, sickly or febrile baby can feel better as a result, it does not interfere with my evaluation if you should choose to bring the kid in for an exam. Sometimes if you call the office, the nursing staff can help you decide what things you can do for baby on your own & when to come in.
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