General Medical Questions

Fever

Give acetaminophen to a baby 6 months or younger. Give either acetaminophen or ibuprofen to a child older than 6 months. Do not give aspirin to your child because it has been associated with Reye’s syndrome, a rare but very serious illness that affects the liver and the brain.

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The information contained in this publication should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician.
There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.