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How can persistent fever be treated?

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fever not getting down .after taking medicines
Tue, 15 May 2018 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
may need additional medication

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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Not sure which medications you are currently using to help with fever.

Acetaminophen which is the same as paracetamol or tylenol can be used, need to make sure that you are using enough. An adult should use at least 1g , 6 to 8 hourly.

If the fever is not due to dengue or one of these mosquito borne illnesses, then medication such as ibuprofen or cataflam can also be added to the acetaminophen so they can work together.

Other aspects of fever treatment involve--(1)use of cold/cool liquids
(2)dressing coolly if possibly
(3)tepid sponging with tap water, not cold water
(4)fan therapy
(5)treating the specific cause of the fever if possible

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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