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Paracetamol

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Paracetamol

What is Paracetamol?

It is antipyretic and anti analgesic ie reduces fever and pain. Prescribed for fever, body ache, ear pain.

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Hello, I swallowed Paracetamol pill (with water, while sitting) and dont know if it went the wrong way. I coughed voluntarily for 30 min, no change of voice, can breathe and talk normally, but deep breathing sounds a little strange. Is it possible the pill go her own (wrong) way without the water? Do I have any concern to worry? Thank you in advance
Hello,

If cough and breathing sound is persisting then it likely that tablet has lodged somewhere else. Yes, tablet can go into airway without water.Ideal would be to see doctor even if it proves just precautionary.Regards.
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I have fever around 102 deg. f.h .This temp is from the past 8days.The temperature is felt only after 11AM & it will disappear with one Paracetamol tablet.Again fever appear next day by 11AM.and during the fever i feel slight throat pain & eye s burning .
is it typhoid sympthome.
For persistent fever first of all you have to go for blood investigations after an expert opinion to isolate the cause. You can take some antibiotic like cefixime and ofloxacine along with paracetamol 650 mg for high grade fever. Do cold sponging to reduce the temperature of your body. Take...
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Hi, My mother aged about 70years reported an acutre leg pain (right leg) 2 days ago. She runs slight high BP and is on medication for diabetes ( Amaryl M1 : 1-0-1/2) with most recent test reporting an HbA1C of 7.8%. The leg pain she reported was quite severe - she was able to move the limb but said it was painful. A GP recommended pantosec-D + paracetamol . She now seems to be able to get up & walk around the house on her self. I m concerned if this is related to her high glucose levels and if there is something more seriuos that we are not seeing. Please help.
Hello,

Your mother is an elderly diabetic with hypertension.
She is on regular medication for both.
Now she is complaining of severe pain in the legs.
Both Diabetes and hypertension can cause peripheral neuropathy.
Metformin can also cause B12 deficiency and peripheral neuropathy.
But now she...
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I had fever for a week. My platelet count went down from 0000 to 0000 and now raised to 0000. Now I am not completely out of fever. Whenever I get fever, I am advised to take a paracetemol without any antibiotics. This is the second week I am running with fever and it is not as high as it was in the first week. Am I placed under a right guidence? I have also tested for Malaria , Typhoid and jaundice and got no symptoms in the blood reports. kindly advise.
Hi,



Thank you for posting your query.



Platelet count may fall in viral fever also. Also, one should exclude conditions such as dengue fever, if there is fever with low platelet count.



You should also do a blood culture, echocardiography (to exclude vegetations and valve infection) and collagen...
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Hello...I got my snug pierced by a professional a week a week & a half ago. Have been having swelling, pain, & redness; no discharge. Clean with saline solution twice a day, & use a hot compress at least once a day. Take acetaminophen every 6 hrs. for pain, which helps temporarily. I've also been experiencing jaw pain for the last two days. Is this a sign of serious infection?
Hi
Yes, this could be a sign of infection.
You might need to apply topical antibiotics like mupirocin for a few days.
Oral antibiotics may have to be added if the problem is severe.
Please consult a dermatoligist who will guide you with an appropriate course of antibiotic
And do take care to...
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My daughter is having chicken pox for the last two days, she is resting and we have given acetaminophen twice for temperature in the last two days, now suddenly we found there are slight swelling of same size behind the ears, not the pox but swelling, we are little concerned...is this common during the infection or ????
Hi, what you see at the back of the ear are lymph nodes which are small swellings which get slightly enlarged when there is infection,chicken pox in your case.We all have lymph nodes all over the body.You could feel the swellings since there is less fat behind the ear.,If you are sure about the...
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Hi,my 9yrs old boy said that he has pain inside his pennis and it worst when he pass urine. before he had this pain, yesterday midnight he had sudden headache and had vomitted. What could this be? Is it serious? As today is Sunday, most clinic are closed. Should I bring him to A & E?
Hi

If headache and vomiting persist, you must take him to the emergency.

Though any minor illness like a viral fever too can produce headache and vomiting, in the absence of fever and with persistent head ache and forceful vomiting, you have to visit a doctor to rule out any serious problems.
If...
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My daughter has drank - Dolopar-250 (Paracetamol Oral Suspension IP) around 20 ml. Is there some anti-dote or something I need to give immediately? Any immediate action?
Brief Answer:
what is her weight

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

What is the weight of your child? As dose depends upon the weight not age.
XXXXXXX safe dose of paracetamol is 90mg/kg.

Your child has taken 250*20=5000mg.

If she has injested less than 150mg/kg then risk of toxicity is unlikely.

You can...
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