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Does it help to alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen in a child with fever?

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...

If tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help with a fever for a 4 month old can I give him ibuprofen?

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...

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?

Child Protective. Call 911. Now. Get your child to a hospital. This is child abuse. Four days of this? Please be adults. Get this child to a medical facility now. Read more...
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 more...

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...

My back is killing me. It hurts to move, can't sleep. Pain radiates down leg leg. Fever off and on. Advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen won't work.

See pain management. Nerve impingement can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. Take care. . Read more...

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?

Cough. Continue to treat the fever. Keep the room cool and moist. Give plenty of cool liquids. If breathing is a problem see a doctor immediately. This sounds like croup/bronchitis. If she/he develops a high fever have he/she assessed. Review her immunizations and make sure they are current. All the best. Read more...
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 more...

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...