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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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Despite taking multiple medications, I have a constant fever. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have flu and a fever, which is constant at around 101.48 to 102.02 degrees Farenheit. I had a Paracetamol tablet, and it was not effective. Then I had Ibuprofen tablets, which effectively lowered the temperature, but as soon as it was 6 to 7 hours after the last tablet, my temperatur...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I think you have an upper respiratory tract infection. If possible, get a rapid streptococcal throat test done. You should have a tablet of Azithromycin 500 mg once a day and some antacids like Pantoprazole 40 mg before...  Read Full »

Why do I get lightheadedness and dizziness after stopping Progesterone pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I have mild polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and possible endometriosis. I was put on a Progesterone only pill for the past six months, and I thought I was getting more headaches. So my gynecologist advised me to stop for two weeks. Since coming off the pill, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Firstly, I must compliment you for analyzing your problem and arriving at a likely solution. Yes, you are right. Maybe your body has developed some dependency on Slynd. But there can be other reasons too like...  Read Full »

Which medicine can be used to treat fever in a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My son's age is 9 months, 26.46 lbs, having fever since yesterday, we have given liquid medicine two times as of now (Paracetamol). After taking the medicine, fever came down and again back to 101 degrees Fahrenheit, can you suggest any other medicine?  Read Full »

Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When we see a rise in body temperature we call it fever. Fever is a symptom and not the diagnosis of a disease. Fever can be caused by various reasons most commonly due to some infections. Fever is the body's response to infections, rise in body temperature, helps pr...  Read Full »

Can I give P-250 and Amoxicillin for fever to 3 years old child?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3 years old has a fever since yesterday noon, till now I have given six times P-250 one teaspoon dosage, the fever reduces and comes back in three hours. The temperature goes 102.8 degrees Fahrenheit in the underarm. Now at 2.30 PM, I have given Amoxicillin 125 mg one teaspoon w...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. A fever has multiple causes, the most common causes are viral fever, throat inflammation. Usually, these illness does not require antibiotics (Amoxicillin). Antibiotics should be started only in a bacterial infection that too after doctor's re...  Read Full »

What is causing pain in hands and feet with fever?

Query: Hi doctor,My 4-year-old son had a cough for two days. Now his cough is fine but now he has a high fever on the head side and his hands are ice cold. He is saying pain sometimes in his hands and sometimes in his feet. What is the cause? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Jubin Kamar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to From the description, it seems your son is having an upper respiratory infection. If he is playful and active in between fever it may be a simple infection which will subside by its own. You can give Paracetamol during the fever spikes. If his fever is lasting for more ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my cold, blocked nose, and watery eyes?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from a cold, sore throat and ear pain. Even I have watery eyes for the past two days. Last night I took Cetirizine and Paracetamol and today morning I took Paracetamol and Lozenges but it is not decreasing at all. I got more secretion and blocked nose. What can I do for this...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like a common cold, viral in nature, usually, antibiotics are not needed and self-limiting but chances of superimposition by a bacterial infection is there. As due to ear pain, likely secondary to eustachian tube blockage, fluid collection inside the middle ear...  Read Full »

One liter water bottle fallen in my 5.5 months old baby's head. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My baby was 5.5 months old. One liter water bottle fallen in my baby's head, and that place became reddish. Already she was suffering from fever too. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please apply cold water bag to the reddish area. Also, you will need to start the child on drops crocin based on the current weight of the child (is it 6 lbs? 6 lbs is too less for a 5.5 months old child). Dose for 6 lbs is 0.3 ml of drops crocin (100 mg/ml). Also pl...  Read Full »

Can Meftal be used for recurrent fever in a 6 year old?

Query: Hello doctor, Kid of 6 years has a temperature of 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 40 hours. The fever is coming every four to five hours after giving Meftal. Day one he was on alternate Crocin and Meftal, but we think two medicines are harmful and planning to give only Meftal every six hours on the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Viral fever may last for 3 to 4 days. You need to give Paracetamol or a combination drug of Mefenamic acid to control the temperature for each episode of fever. Combination of Mefenamic acid and Paracetamol are more effective in controlling high-grade fever, and it a...  Read Full »

Can Meftal be given for high fever in a baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby is having a fever. Morning around 8 it was 100 degrees Fahrenheit. I have given him Crocin. Around 12.30 his temperature was 101.3 degrees Fahrenheit. So I have given him Meftal P. Now (5.30) again the temperature is 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit. What should I give him now? Crocin ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I got your concern. Initially, it looks like a viral fever. Let us wait and watch for the pattern of fever. Yes, for fever, if less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, do just tap water sponging all over the body. If 100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit , give Paracetamol as and w...  Read Full »

Can temporomandibular joint problem occur as radiating pain from ear to teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I developed severe pain in my right jaw that was felt in my ear and bottom teeth. It went away. However, this pain came back and my doctor did a CT (Computed Tomography) scan. Nothing really showed. However, I went to the ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) and even though the scan did not show an...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, temporomandibular joint dysfunction can be diagnosed with CT scan. As you are having severe pain in your right jaw, you can take the medication for the pain and most important is to be cautious while chewing food. I would suggest you to avoid hard food and chewing...  Read Full »

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