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Okay, as I mentioned yesterday, I'm sick. To make things even better, I can't take Tylenol nor Aspirin (they both make me sick- I puke and then pass out and I'm totally exhausted for 2 or 3 days after, with a migraine). That leaves me only with ibuprofen. Only one problem: ds2 reacts with hyperactivity to food coloring even through bm. I was up until 3 am last night with him because he was *wired* because I took 2 ibuprofen.<br>
Any suggestions for a fever reducer I can take?
 

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This is the stuff I learned when I asked for DS...<br><br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=968212" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=968212</a>
 

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Thanks, mommydancer. I generally only treat fever (for myself or my kids) when I'm just at the point of exhaustion and *need* some rest. I find it so hard to sleep when I'm alternately sweating to death/freezing.
 

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I was caught between 104 degrees and breaking the corn free effort three nights last week. I gave him the Tylenol. And I don't think it did much harm. Certainly did help us all get a little sleep. I just don't get why they don't offer different formulations of that stuff. And why the heck do hey feel they have to color it?!?!?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was caught between 104 degrees and breaking the corn free effort three nights last week. I gave him the Tylenol. And I don't think it did much harm. Certainly did help us all get a little sleep. I just don't get why they don't offer different formulations of that stuff. And why the heck do hey feel they have to color it?!?!?</div>
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I've been asking that question for so long now, I can't begin to tell you.<br>
Oh yeah, and they didn't take the colouring out because of health issues either, from what I recall. I believe they marketed it as "won't stain stuff". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br>
I'm glad the Tylenol helped you out. Hopefully you won't have to be up against that wall again anytime soon.<br>
When ds1 was a baby, they didn't have the dye free stuff otc. I asked my doctor for a prescription so I could get stuff without dye and the pharmacist, when I returned with the bottle asking why he gave me stuff with dye, said "Well, it'll help you get some sleep at least, right?" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Uh, actually no. What it *will* do is make it so that I don't *have* a place to sleep as ds1 will turn into a miniature wrecking ball. Thanks. Now give me the stuff the doctor said to give me. Buh bye.
 

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Fever All suppositories work well, they are acetemeniphen (however that gets spelled, Tylenol, lol). Not sure what you're avoiding, but remember that things like Hyland tablets are all in a lactose base. What kind of IB did you take? The ones I take are just white.
 

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Kirkland's I think. I went to the store to try to find some without coloring. Yeah right. Red, green, blue, yellow.. nothing without coloring.<br>
What kind of ibuprofen do you take? I've never seen any that weren't colored.<br>
I can't take Tylenol.
 

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What about getting pain medication from a compounding pharmacy? I have not tried this, but was thinking of looking into it to see if I could get corn free pain relief for dd.
 

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I was actually kind of thinking about it, but I think you need a prescription and the closest one to me is about 60 miles away. Additionally, I believe the cost is pretty high, but could be wrong.
 
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