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What can make a fever and headache go away?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Motrin/aleve/tylenol

These otc meds have both antipyretic and analegic properties and so should help both problems.
Fever maybe from viral illnesses, but if persistent or headache is more severe or associated with light sensitivity/neck stiffness, consult doc asap. Good luck.

In brief: Motrin/aleve/tylenol

These otc meds have both antipyretic and analegic properties and so should help both problems.
Fever maybe from viral illnesses, but if persistent or headache is more severe or associated with light sensitivity/neck stiffness, consult doc asap. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Usually OTC medicine

For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and headaches go away by themselves.
Most people use otc meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or advil for relief of such symptoms. If a person has a strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are the standard treatment. A doctor can evaluate to give a diagnosis, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary symptoms.

In brief: Usually OTC medicine

For minor illnesses like a cold, fever and headaches go away by themselves.
Most people use otc meds like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, or advil for relief of such symptoms. If a person has a strep throat infection or a bacterial sinus infection, antibiotics are the standard treatment. A doctor can evaluate to give a diagnosis, especially if a person has more than minor, temporary symptoms.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. David Liu
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Need to see dr

It is important that you see your dr, because although you might just have a viral illness, you could have something more serious, like meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain).
It is important to know what other symptoms you might have, such as neck stiffness, rash, fatigue, etc. Also, what age are the symptoms in?

In brief: Need to see dr

It is important that you see your dr, because although you might just have a viral illness, you could have something more serious, like meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain).
It is important to know what other symptoms you might have, such as neck stiffness, rash, fatigue, etc. Also, what age are the symptoms in?
Dr. David Liu
Dr. David Liu
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Dr. Craig Coleby
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin both decrease fevers and pain.

In brief: Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen)

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin both decrease fevers and pain.
Dr. Craig Coleby
Dr. Craig Coleby
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