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Infant having fever and sweating. What should I do?

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Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jan 2013 in Child Health
Question: My 20 month old has a fever and is sweating. ..          should I be waking him to give him meds and change hi shirt?
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 11 minutes later
Hi,
He must be sweating after paracetamol.
Do not wake him up .
Gently sponge/wipe with a soft towel.
Leave him to sleep .
He needs good rest when three is viral fever.
When he wakes up give him more fluids.
God bless
Take care
Dr Uma

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Follow up: Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 2 minutes later
Thank you.
No paracetamol. Just tylenol and advil...
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Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 1 hour later
Hi
Paracetamol and tylenol are same.
Paracetamol is the generic name and tylenol is the commercial name given by the company!
Advil is another drug for fever- should be taken strictly after some food.
For mild fever give only tylenol and if fever is high you can use both.
Paracetamol of any brand is safer but advil is stronger in action.

Good luck

Dr Uma
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