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Can my child with chicken pox take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

You can use either to treat the fever, but only if it is high.
Do not treat the fever if it is below 101 and your child is feeling okay. Studies have shown that children do better overall when a low-grade fever is allowed to continue during chicken pox. Do not use aspirin, ever, in children!

In brief: Yes.

You can use either to treat the fever, but only if it is high.
Do not treat the fever if it is below 101 and your child is feeling okay. Studies have shown that children do better overall when a low-grade fever is allowed to continue during chicken pox. Do not use aspirin, ever, in children!
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is safe to take both tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever and discomfort.
Just not aspirin.

In brief: Yes

It is safe to take both tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever and discomfort.
Just not aspirin.
Dr. Barry Bergman
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