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Medicine for persisting fever in child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   Hi Dr. My 16 month daughter is on Childrens Advil Suspenion for 5 hours now and her fever is at 102 now. Can I give another dose of Childrens Advil or Tylenol?
User :   She is burning up and she can not fall alseep comfortably. She has a Dr. appointment in the morning (we are 7 hours ahead of you)
Doctor :   what was the dose of advil suspesion you gave her?
User :   um - 4 mililere
User :   milileters
User :   the box said it should last for 6-8 hours, but the fever is back after 4
Doctor :  
can you look at the label of the suspension
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and check if it is
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100mg/5ml preparation
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or something else
User :   yes it is
User :   Ibu 100 mg, per 5 ml
Doctor :  
ok
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what is the weight of the baby?
User :   16 lbs
User :   maybe 17
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
Dose prescribed by the doctor is correct
Doctor :  
avoid taking it now
User :   ok
User :   even though her fever is back to 102?
Doctor :  
as it can cause gastritis and nausea and vomitting
User :   true
Doctor :  
you can use tipid sponging
User :   can I switch to tylenol or Motrin instead of Advil?
Doctor :  
to bring the fever down
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alternatively you may use tylenol syrup in the same dose
User :   when can I give Tylenol?
Doctor :   also continue Tipid Sponging
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it can be given now
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and over a period of next 4-6hrs
User :   but NOT Motrin since it has the same effect as advil? same active ingredient?
Doctor :   Motrin is same as advil
User :   and then see the Dr. tomorrow morning (it is 10:45 here, we are on vacation in Israel)
Doctor :  
tipid sponging is soaking a sponge into cold water and applying over the body and forehead
Doctor :  
since when is she suffering fron fever?
User :   should I see an ER Dr. since she is coughing now and has 102 even on Advil - the fever started Thurs night - but not that high
Doctor :  
do tipid sponging now
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and then consider
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taking her to the ER
User :   she is sleeping now - she had a coolish/warm bath 3 hours ago
Doctor :  
Tipid sponging will bring down fever faster than any syrup
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
have you followed?
User :   I have - she is peaceful in my wifes arms sleeping now (its almost 11:pm here)
Doctor :  
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