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Paracetamol is a common medicine belonging to the group of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It has mild analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic action. It is a mild gastric irritant and should not be taken on an empty stomach.

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Can Wikoryl and Crocin be given to an infant with a fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is three months old and has had a fever since yesterday. I have given Crocin 0.6 ml every six hours. Fever gets controlled by Crocin. Today we showed him to the pediatrician. The doctor suggested Wikoryl 0.4 ml three times in eight hours gap and Crocin with six hours gap, but now I...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you do not give Wikoryl (Chlorpheniramine and Paracetamol) and Crocin together. Please check the temperature with a thermometer. There is no need to provide Paracetamol with antibiotics if the temperature is below 100 degrees Fahren...  Read Full »

What is the proper Paracetamol dosage for fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a fever and took Paracetamol 650 mg in the morning. However, at night I still had a fever. Should I take Paracetamol again or wait for the fever to go away? I visited the hospital yesterday without a mask for a check-up and may have caught germs. What is the correct dosage...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The maximum acceptable dose of Paracetamol tablets for a healthy adult male is a maximum of six tablets (650 mg) in a day. However, you can safely take four tablets in a day if required. But more importantly, taking Paracetamol for fever is not the solution. First, w...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from a sore throat and fever for three days. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a sore throat and fever for three days. My throat hurts whenever I swallow something. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The symptoms you have mentioned are of a viral respiratory tract infection. Treatment is symptomatic, and resolution is often complete within 7 to 10 days. I would suggest you take the tablet Paracetamol 650mg three times daily to addre...  Read Full »

My 7-year-old kid has a fever and infection. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, My kid is seven years old boy suffering from fever. His temperature was 102 to 103 F the day before yesterday. We had given him liquid Paracetamol. Later it turned out to be an infection. Currently, he is on antibiotics.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), there seems to be a likely viral infection. Therefore, you can continue the antibiotics. Please use Paracetamol only if the fever is between 100 to 102 F and Ibugesic Plus (Ibuprofen and Para...  Read Full »

What can cause body rashes in a baby after fever?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2 years old child got a low grade fever two days ago and I gave him Calpol Paracetamol but 250 mg or 5 ml. I gave him 4 ml and he just took the medication twice and then the fever is gone but I notice a patch of rash itchy that started in his knees and now there are patches of rashe...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardika Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Has the fever subsided now? Had the rash appeared when the child had a fever? Fever with rash can be a viral exanthem that resolves spontaneously and only symptomatic treatment for fever and itching is required. If the rash appeared two days after the fever had subside...  Read Full »

Nurofen is not helping in high fever. Is there any other recommendation?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old son has high fever since last night. I gave 5 ml of 100 mg Nurofen syrup. It helped but did not bring the fever fully down. He had another dose of syrup this morning, for the same issue. He has wet diapers, passed stools, ate a bit but not much, drinks water and is breas...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the blood investigation (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which is suggestive of viral fever with low thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). 1. From the history and investigation, it looks like a viral feve...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old son is suffering from fever and vomiting. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old son is suffering from a fever. The temperature right now is 100.3 degrees. He is vomiting everything he is eating. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, you can give syrup Crocin DS (Paracetamol) 240 mg/ml (2.5 ml) SOS for four to eight hours. If the temperature is degrees Fahrenheit or more, you can give syrup Ibugesic plus 3.5 ml SOS six to eight hourly. ...  Read Full »

Can Paracetamol and Ibuprofen cause neutropenia in children?

Query: Hello doctor, My 10-month-old baby had a viral infection with roseola infantum. It started with fever of 101.3 degrees Fahrenheit and 102.2 degrees Fahrenheit measured rectally on the second day treated with Ibuprofen 3.5 ml and Paracetamol (Panadol) 4 ml administrated after 6 hours (almost three da...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The low count may be because of the disease process and less likely the Paracetamol or Ibuprofen. Another reason can also be the way the sample was collected (although I am not very sure about it). Do not worry about it if the child is currently fine. However, I would adv...  Read Full »

Can hypothyroidism cause joint pain, shivering and fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. My weight is 132 lbs and height is 5 feet 10 inches. Three months before, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Also, I am suffering from joint pain, shivering and fever. For this condition doctor advised me to take Thyrox 50 mcg, Thyrox 100 mcg for 10 days and Thyrox 12...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, your symptoms are not related to thyroid issue. You could be having a viral infection. So, I suggest you to take tablet Zerodol P (combination of Aceclofenac and Paracetamol) three times a day. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take the m...  Read Full »

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

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 g...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

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