Tylenol vs. Motrin
On a recent Saturday morning run as I was recounting Carter's experience with a febrile seizure, we landed on the topic of Tylenol vs. Motrin. Prior to this experience I used Tylenol for fevers and as the primary pain reliever, not paying too much attention to the fact that there were other options. I really had only thought Infants' Tylenol was the only fever reducer / pain reliever safe for kids! So, it was a bit of an epiphany when one of the other mamas mentioned that overuse of Acetaminophen can cause liver damage. Can anyone separate out the facts? Is Motrin a more effective fever reducer than Tylenol? Does Acetaminophen only bring down a fever by one degree? I know there are some nurse-mamas and doctor-mamas out there, so can anyone provide any clarification? Of course, we should all check with our pediatricians, but some healthy discussion on this topic wouldn't hurt.