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Acetaminophen, otherwise called Paracetamol, is a drug used to treat fever and pain. It is used in combination with other painkillers to relieve pain in osteoarthritis, cancer, toothache, back pain, headache, and post-operative pain. Acetaminophen overdose can result in liver damage.

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I accidentally ingested higher dose of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor, I accidentally took 50 mg of Hydrocodone and 3125 mg of Acetaminophen. I do not use this medication often. It was prescribed for gallstones time being. I feel nauseated, have diarrhea, and lose my appetite. When I called poison control, I was advised not to worry. But what do I do to get...  Read Full »

Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! Although 3000 mg of Acetaminophen is not toxic to the liver, it is definitely beyond the safe dose limit. This higher dose causes inflammation in the stomach and proximal part of the intestine called the duodenum due to irritation ...  Read Full »

What do I feel heaviness in the head?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has been having head heaviness for a month now and I do not know what is causing this. He has had a cervical scan done and other tests were done and he was told there is nothing wrong. It been two months now since this started and is a sudden onset. Prior to this, he used t...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your husband's lumbar spine CT (computed tomography)scan is indicative of a disk herniation, which is responsible for the pain in lower back and tingling sensations radiating in the right leg. It is not related to headaches. Considering these CT findings, I would reco...  Read Full »

My baby has a steady fever, even after taking Paracetamol. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My four month old baby weighs 14 pounds. He has a 100-degree fever since today noon. I had given one teaspoon of Paracetamol syrup. But the temperature is still at 100.   Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can continue giving the Paracetamol syrup, every four to six hours if there is a fever. It will take an hour or two for the temperature to normalize. If fever is nearing 102 F, give Ibuprofen. It is most likely to be a viral fever. So, if the baby is active, yo...  Read Full »

My 3 year old daughter has fever. Can I give her Meftal and Novamox?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has a fever since last night. It has been 24 hours, and her fever is between 102 and 103.5 degrees Fahrenheit. She has no other symptom till now. She is three years old. We are giving Pharmadol tablets. Can I give Meftal P and Novamox 125?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Asif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will not recommend Meftal (Mefenamic acid) or Novamox (Amoxicillin) at this time. There are many different reasons for fever at this age including viral infections, upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections. A fever means the body is trying to fight ...  Read Full »

Can we use Tramadol and Acetaminophen for viral fever?

Query: Hi doctor,My brother, who is 27 years old, is having viral fever and the temperature was 103 degrees Fahrenheit since yesterday night. He has been complaining of a slight fever for the past five days. We had blood tests and a urine test done yesterday and both were normal. We are using the following...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. There is no role of Tramadol and Acetaminophen in treating fever. This may help just in body pain if associated. I suppose that he should continue with Paracetamol 650 mg 6 to 8 hourly along with Amoxicillin for fever. For chest congestion ...  Read Full »

My sister got dengue fever for the second time. Is she in danger?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister has been suffering from dengue for the past four days. She has got this fever for the second time now. The first time being eight years ago. Her platelet count today is 2.6 lakhs, PCV is 34 and WBC TC is 1900. She is being given saline along with Sumol, Ondem, Levazeo and Milk o...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I had gone through all the data posted. Dengue is a common viral illness. The difference is there will be profound dehydration, so keep her well hydrated. Let the saline be there and if she does not have vomitings, then give her fruit juices, ORS packets (oral rehyd...  Read Full »

Is recurrent high fever in my old age father a serious issue?

Query: Hi doctor, My father suffered from high fever over last week and he was alright. But today again he is feeling a mild rise in his temperature. Is this anything serious?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns.  Read Full »

My 3-year-old child gets a frequent fever with a headache. Why, and what do the blood reports suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 3 years old and is getting a fever frequently. The fever starts with a headache. A recent examination of CBC (complete blood count) shows the following results: Neutrophils 66 per microliter. Lymphosites 24 per microliter. monocytes 10 per microliter. ESR 60 mm/hr. C react...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Frequent fevers can be a cause for concern and may indicate an underlying medical condition. Here are a few things you can do to help your child feel more comfortable when they have a fever. Make sure your child gets plenty of rest and stays hydrated. Offer them plen...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for raised liver enzymes during fever?

Query: Hi doctor, The issue is from 39 years ago. When I was 13 years old, I was considered for the possibility of poisoning. I was admitted to hospital for 8 days and the diagnoses were cervical adenitis and viral syndrome. I had a fever of 103 degrees for several days before going to hospital. My throat ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As far as I know, Strep throat typically should not lead to transaminitis unless there is multi-organ system dysfunction, which could also involve deteriorating renal function. Another possibility could be the use of medications like Acetaminophen to reduce fever befor...  Read Full »

What does a small lump on my neck mean?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I have discovered a small lump on the right side of my neck. I am usually the person who starts worrying and gets paranoid whenever I discover something like this. I used to do it all the time with my glands. It feels like a gland, but it is slightly bigger and more tender than ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is it possible for you to upload a picture of your neck or for the fact any picture from the internet highlighting that area? It seems like it might be a swollen gland, which can happen even with common cold or flu. But, it is hard to confirm without a picture and exa...  Read Full »

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