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Tylenol, alias Acetaminophen is an analgesic and antipyretic drug. Headaches, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, fever, toothache, etc., can be reduced with this drug. They work by reducing the production of prostaglandins. Nausea, rashes, itching, loss of appetite, etc., are the side effects.

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I am concerned about bad period cramps. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16-year-old female of 5 '4 foot. I have questions about my period. I have been feeling bad cramps since my first period. Some months are so bad that medication like Tylenol does not help. Some months, it will only hurt for two days, and some months for four. The first four months ...  Read Full »

Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Pain during this period can be severe and occasionally reduce your quality of life. The pain will get better with time and better after your first delivery. Pain is caused by the uterus trying to force the peri...  Read Full »

After the blood patch, I developed swelling and a bump. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a spinal tap done two weeks ago, and a blood patch three days later. The blood patch worked but, I still get headaches and do not feel well at all. I have a swollen bump on my tailbone that hurts. I saw my doctor who did not seem too sure about it but, said there did not seem to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vansh Priya

Answer: Hello,Welcome to most probably experienced a post dural puncture headache (PDPH), for which you were administered an epidural blood patch.Your signs and symptoms are more suggestive of a meningeal irritation due to some infection. I would suggest you consult a neurophysician for the...  Read Full »

My 7-year-old has headaches and lightheadedness when he bends over. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,My 7 year old has a temperature of no greater than 102 for three days, reduced by Tylenol. His symptoms are headaches, and lightheadedness when he bends over. He is drinking, but not eating much. There is no stomach ache or stiff neck.  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It can be a viral fever which generally recovers in five to seven days. But, headaches and light headedness are symptoms that can indicate either a brain infection or a viral fever. To identify the cause, he needs to be examined by a pediatrician. You can continue Ty...  Read Full »

What can cause shivering during the day and weight loss?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a high-degree fever for few days. I took some high doses of Tylenol and Advil. I think it an overdose. Now, my fever is gone after taking medications. But I have shivering with a feeling of having a fever. When I checked it, I do not had fever. My bodyweight is getting reduced and I...  Read Full »

Dr. Nancy L Wespetal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have two concerns. You have taken Tylenol and Advil for the fever. If you have taken more than 800 mg of Ibuprofen or 1000 mg of Tylenol, then these are considered an overdose and they can cause some side effects. The second concern is about your fever and...  Read Full »

I accidentally gave Tylenol to a newborn baby suffering from fever. Can it be harmful to the baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I accidentally gave Tylenol 1 mg intravenously to my newly born baby who was suffering from fever. I am afraid that it could cause a gastric ulcer in the baby. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. One such dose should not be a problem. Always remember, an antidote to Paracetamol poisoning is N-acetylcysteine. Also, any such kind of instance should be reported to the doctor immediately. Hope it helps. Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

Can Tylenol relieve my ear pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a weight of 242.50 lb and a height of six feet. My right ear hurts a lot for few days. I do not have headaches or fever. I took a picture of my outer ear to see what is going on there after having a feeling of some moisture on my finger. I saw some white wet stuff and it hurts like...  Read Full »

Dr. Shukla Radhika Hiren Hema

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fluid-like discharge from ears can occur due to otitis externa and otitis media. Otitis externa occurs due to an infection of the external auditory canal. Otitis media occurs due to infection of the middle ear with a perforated eardrum. I am willing to ask some question...  Read Full »

My 10-month-old son is having fever spikes. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 10 months old and keeps spiking a fever as soon as the tablet Tylenol wears off. He has also been getting full-body spasms that last a few seconds.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please check temperature with a thermometer. If the temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, you can give drops Crocin (100 mg/ml) (dose as per weight of the child four to six hourly. If the temperature is 102 degrees Fahrenheit or more...  Read Full »

I have chills and shaking following surgery. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had emergency surgery three days ago to install a stent in my right kidney, as a large stone (with three behind it) was blocking the flow. My kidney was infected. I have the stent in place and am now home with a week's prescription of antibiotics Auro-Cefixime (Cefixime). I take Advi...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This fever is due to an infection in the urinary tract. The stent is inside, but despite this, you got a fever. What you need now is admission to the hospital and catheterization to your bladder for optimum drainage. Urine culture and blood culture are to be sent. Yo...  Read Full »

After a tonsillectomy, why do I have cobblestone appearance in the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I had tonsillectomy about a month ago. It has been healing but I am concerned about the healing process. My uvula has gotten smaller and has strange color plus I see cobblestone at the back of throat and blue or dark red color surrounding soft palate. And there are visible blue or red ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to All these are normal after tonsillectomy surgery. I will suggest some steps to relieve some of the symptoms you are facing. Gargle with Benzydamine mouthwash diluted in water few times daily will help soothe the area and relieve pain. You may also take Tylenol for a few...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the dizziness and pressure on my head and ears?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I am 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weigh 250 pounds. I have been feeling dizzy for one week and there is a little pressure on my head and ears. I did a blood test and EKG (Electrocardiogram) and all came good. I am attaching these reports. I am really scared that i...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They are all normal. A headache in a patient with a brain tumor is generally dull and aching type. It is worse in the morning and is relieved with vomiting. Nevertheless, the most com...  Read Full »

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