When your body detects an illness, one of the first symptoms is a fever (100.4 degrees or above). And it’s not always easy to bear the discomfort. You may wish to lessen your temperature and the accompanying symptoms of chills, sweating, muscular pains, and weakness while you fight off an infection.
Both analgesics and fever reducers, such as acetaminophen, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, are available over-the-counter for the treatment of fever. The common choice of fever medication is Tylenol (acetaminophen), but ibuprofen is just as good. What you need to know about decreasing fever with ibuprofen and how to tell whether it’s a suitable choice for you, is provided by Dr. Daniel Kim, a family doctor at Medical Offices of Manhattan. Read the article.