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Tested positive for g6pd at birth, has fever. Given Tylenol, still no gone down. What to do ?

hi my child has tested positive for g6pd at birth and we were told we couldn t give him any NSAIDS. However, he has a fever and ibuprofen has always worked best for my other child. I have given my child tylenol tonight and the fever is not breaking. I really want to try Ibuprofen because that has always done the trick with my other son. Please help, what can I do.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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thank you for your query.

in your child's condition we cant experiment with lot of drugs as it will accelerate the hemolysis(breakdown of rbc's).
hence i would advise you to start with
-cold tepid sponging.
-if fever increases over 100 degree F then you can use Meftal-P syrup.
-give him lots of fluids,it'll help in increasing the circulation and prevent dehydration from the fever.

thank you,
wishing you good health
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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