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Mumsnetters aren't necessarily qualified to help if your child is unwell. If you have any serious medical concerns, we would urge you to consult your GP.

lo has now got fever but on antibiotics what do i do?

(7 Posts)
bumbly Fri 12-Sep-08 13:00:55

can you give calpol with antiobiotics?

RubySlippers Fri 12-Sep-08 13:01:38


fryalot Fri 12-Sep-08 13:01:45


Although nurofen is better for bringing a fever down.

Am surprised that your doc or pharmacist didn't tell you this tbh

bumbly Fri 12-Sep-08 13:12:15

my doc rubbish

avenanap Fri 12-Sep-08 13:18:25

Yes. I wouldn't give them at the same time though, an hour after. You can give ibuprofen for the fever, which works better than calpol. Plenty of fluids aswell.


LIZS Fri 12-Sep-08 16:44:19

Can alternate nurofen with calpol too - these are pain relievers/anti fever while ab's tackle infection.

seeker Fri 12-Sep-08 16:51:03

And make sure that he's kept cool - sponging with cool (not cold) water and cold drinks are very effective at bringing down a temperature, and will make him feel more comfortable too.

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