Can I give Paracetamol for the second time to my 4-year-old son, who has a high fever?
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Q. Can Paracetamol cure very high fever?

Answered by  
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
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Education: MBBS., DCH

Professional Bio: Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim is a Pediatrician. He completed his MBBS from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in 2013. He then completed his Diploma in Child Health from the College of Phys... 

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This is a premium question & answer published on May 16, 2022 and last reviewed on: Sep 14, 2023
Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My son is turning 4-years-old next month. My son had a severe dry cough, and he was diagnosed with a viral infection and given medications. Now, he has a very high fever. I gave him Paracetamol yesterday evening, at midnight, and now again fever is shooting up after five hours. Can I give Paracetamol again? Kindly guide me.

Answered by  Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim


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Please check the temperature with a thermometer. If the temperature is 102 degree fahrenheit or more, Paracetamol will not work. I suggest giving Syrup Ibugesic plus (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) instead. Paracetamol works between temperatures of 100 degree fahrenheit and 102 degree fahrenheit. If fever is 103 degree fahrenheit or fever is present for three days, please get the child evaluated physically by a pediatrician.

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