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Remedy to treat fever and severe sore throat - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My 13 year old son has a 103 fever and a sore throat and body aches what medicine can I give him?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   may i know where you reside ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long has he had the symptoms ?
Doctor :   does he have any cough ?
User :   Since early this morning
Doctor :   and nasal congestion?
User :   No cough or nasal congestion
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   for the fever, you can give him tylenol tablets
Doctor :   dose 400 mg
User :   what about advil ? Isn't that better for his fever?
Doctor :   for the sorethroat, salt in warm water gargling 3-4 times in a day
Doctor :   tylenol is a better antipyretic than advil
Doctor :   it means it is better at reducing body temperature than advil
Doctor :   In case, you dont have tylenol, then advil can be given
User :   But he usually responds better to Advil than to Tylenol
Doctor :   In that case, you can give him advil too
User :   What kind of dosage?
Doctor :   it can be given in 400 mg as well
User :   Every 4 hours or every 6 hours?
Doctor :   in addition adequate hydration and rest for a few days will be needed
Doctor :   twice in a day would be enough
Doctor :   once the fever subsides, you need not give that
User :   What about if his fever goes up. For example today I gave him the Advil at 11:30 this morning and now he should be getting another dose because his fever has gone up again?
User :   and he will need another dose tonight as well?
Doctor :   in that case give him 400 mg right now
Doctor :   and another 400 mg at bedtime so that fever does no come at night
User :   and then what about tonight before he goes sleep?
User :   Ok, do you think he has a virus?
Doctor :   presence of such high fever, usually indicates a bacterial infection, probably strepto
Doctor :   streptococcal pharyngitis , specifically
User :   Do you think he will need antibotics?
Doctor :   If the fever, does not come down within 48 hrs, then he may need antibiotics
Doctor :   like penicillin or amoxicillin, for a few days
User :   I'm taking him to the doctor tomorrow I just wanted to make sure that I could give him advil tonight.
User :   Will he have to take the adult type of antibotics?
Doctor :   yes, advil is fine
Doctor :   yes, since he is 13, the dosage will not be that variable from a adult
User :   Will he have to take pills or can he still take it in liquid form?
Doctor :   he can take it in pills
Doctor :   if he has difficulty swallowing pills, then the the need for liquid medications will arise
User :   Well Doctor thank you very much for all of your help and I'm grateful for all your advice.
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   i hope i have answered your queries
User :   Yes thank you very much. I'll be ending our session now.
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   take care and have a great day
Doctor :   your son will be fine and will recover soon
Doctor :   bye for now
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