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Treatment for fever and headache in child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   HI MY SON IS ALMOST 9 YEARS OLD HAS BEEN STRUGGLING WITH A HIGH FEVER AND HEADACHE FOR OVER 24 HOURS? I'VE GIVEN HIM TYLONAL AND A COLD COMPRESS TO TRY AND KEEP HIS FEVER DOWN, IS THIS SOMETHING YOU CAN HELP WITH?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr xx here
User :   hello
Doctor :   What dose of tylenol hve you given ?
User :   children's tylenol 5x 80mg, the recommended dose for his age and weight
User :   he has had 4 dose in the last 24 hours
Doctor :   Do you have a combination conataining acetaminophen and ibuprofen ?
User :   asprin and ibuprofen free
Doctor :   I recommend ACpt with Ibu
User :   i do have children's iburprofen
Doctor :   Since he has headache it will help him better
User :   his fever got up to 103.5 F
Doctor :   the dose of Aceto you giveing is optimal, i advise you to add ibu for better relief , as ibu will act against fever and headache also
User :   even on tylenol his temp stays between 100.5 and 101.3
User :   ok thank you,
Doctor :   , yes , acet is a slow acting drug
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   you have to combine with ibu to fasten the relief
User :   what is the recommended temperture that i should take him in if it persists
Doctor :   constant 101 and above should alarm
User :   i'm sorry, i worry our children don't get sick very often at all
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   take care
User :   you too, thanks again
Doctor :   Bye for nw

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