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Advil or Tylenol for Swine Flu symptoms?

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Asked by QandA at 5:35 PM on Oct. 29, 2009 in Health

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  • Not sure I understand what you are asking. If you are asking about a fever with the flu, then you can use both alternating every four hours to bring the fever down.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 5:40 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • For fever and pain. Why would you alternate them?

    Answer by QandA at 5:43 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Only Tylenol here. Motrin makes all of us vomit.

    It is usually recommended to be alternated (Motrin and Tylenol) if a fever is not coming down with one alone. Under a doctor's guidance, you'd probably alternate taking them every couple of hours. (take one, two hours later take the other, two hours later take the first one, etc)

    If a fever comes down with one and doesn't spike again in two hours, there's no need to alternate taking them.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:49 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • I only bring the fever down if it gets dangerously high, otherwise you're just prolonging the illness.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 8:21 PM on Oct. 29, 2009