7 doctors weighed in:
Can my child with chicken pox take tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?
7 doctors weighed in

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
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Thank
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
Dr. Barry Bergman
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors