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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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I am experiencing burning sensation and bleeding while urinating. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am facing trouble while urinating. It is bleeding while urinating and it is very painful. I get a burning sensation for a while too. I had taken the tablet Paracetamol two days back. What should I do? Please suggest me medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your problem can be due to a urine infection or a urinary tract stone. You will need to get a urine microscopy test and an ultrasound of the abdomen and the pelvis done to confirm the diagnosis. Your final treatment will depend on the final diagnosis and severity of th...  Read Full »

My 14 year old son has fever of 104 degrees from last few days and his blood report revealed a low platelet count. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, My 14-year-old son has been having a high fever and cough for the past few days. He had a fever of up to 104 degrees, after giving wet compression for 30 minutes, the fever came down to just 103 degrees. What should I do now as his father? Kindly suggest. He is taking Paracetamol 650 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you take your son to a doctor or a hospital immediately. A high fever of 104°F is a cause for concern and could be a sign of a serious infection like dengue. The low platelet count could also be a cause for...  Read Full »

My son is 3.4 years old and suffers from fever since yesterday night. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 3.4 years old and he has had a fever since yesterday night. The fever is 101 degrees Fahrenheit and above. I have already given Paracetamol 250 mg, four times today, as the fever reduced but again came back within three hours. I want to know if can I give him Paracetamol a...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello,Welcome to can be given in a gap of four hours, which means that you can give it four to even six times a day as required. You can give it at night depending on the fever provided the gap of four hours is maintained. Do sponging if the fever comes before four hours to b...  Read Full »

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 »

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