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Suggest treatment for fever in children

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: Hi
what is better for children paracetamol or diclofinac to decrease fever
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Paracetamol is better and safer too.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I would prefer giving paracetamol to a child to bring down temperature. In case the relief is not good enough, the next choice would be ibuprofen. We generally do not use diclofenac to treat fever.

Hope that helps.

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Dr. Diptanshu Das
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Brief Answer: Paracetamol is better and safer too. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I would prefer giving paracetamol to a child to bring down temperature. In case the relief is not good enough, the next choice would be ibuprofen. We generally do not use diclofenac to treat fever. Hope that helps. Regards Dr. Diptanshu Das