Alternative Names Elevated temperature; Hyperthermia; Pyrexia Home Care A simple cold or other viral infection can sometimes cause a high fever (102 - 104 F, or 38.9 - 40 C). This does not usually mean you or your child have a serious problem. Some serious infections may cause no fever or even a very low body temperature, especially in infants. If the fever is mild and you have no other problems, you do not need treatment. Drink fluids and rest. The illness is probably not serious if your child: Is still interested in playing Is eating and drinking well Is alert and smiling at you Has a normal skin color Looks well when their temperature comes down Take steps to lower a fever if you or your child is uncomfortable, vomiting, dried out (dehydrated), or not sleeping well. Remember, the goal is to lower, not eliminate, the fever. When trying to lower a fever: Do NOT bundle up someone who has the chills. Remove excess clothing or blankets. The room should be comfortable, not too hot or cool. Try one lay...
Symptoms Common symptoms include: Dry cough (nonproductive) Fever Headache Joint pain ( arthralgia ) Muscle pains Other symptoms that may develop include: Abdominal pain Chest pain Jaundice Rash Signs and tests A physical examination may reveal crackles in the lungs or an enlarged liver and spleen. In the late stages of the disease, a heart murmur may be heard. Tests that may be done include: A chest x-ray to detect pneumonia or other changes Blood tests to check for antibodies to Coxiella burnetti Liver function test Complete blood count (CBC) Tissue staining on infected tissues to identify the bacteria Electrocardiogram or echocardiogram to look at the heart
Generic Name: DECONGESTANT/DEXTROMETHORPHAN/ACETAMINOPHEN/GUAIFENESIN -
ORAL Children's Mucinex Cold-Fever Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to temporarily treat
cough, chest congestion, fever, body aches, and stuffy nose symptoms caused by
the common cold, flu, or other breathing illnesses (e.g., sinusitis,
bronchitis). Guaifenesin is an expectorant that helps to thin and loosen mucus
in the lungs, making it easier to cough up the mucus. Dextromethorphan is a
cough suppressant that affects a certain part of the brain (cough center),
reducing the urge to cough. Decongestants help to relieve stuffy nose symptoms.
This product also contains acetaminophen (APAP), a non-aspirin pain reliever
and fever reducer.
This medication is not usually used for ongoing coughs
from smoking, asthma, other long-term breathing problems (e.g., emphysema), or
coughs with a lot of mucus unless directed by your doctor.
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