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A fever is not an illness by itself but a symptom of something else that’s making you sick, most likely an infection.

A fever is one of the ways your body responds to and battles an infection.Your body is actually trying to help.

Fever in children

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We’ve created a pediatric “Fever 101” here. There you can learn about what temperature ranges are appropriate for children, as well as tips and other important considerations for when they’re sick.

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Your average body temperature can be between 97.7°F—99.5°F. This can vary by person or throughout the day. In adults, anything above 99.5°F is considered a fever (when measured orally).

If you have a fever, you can help reduce it with acetaminophen.

Several Mucinex products have acetaminophen in them; so if you’ve already taken acetaminophen, check the labels of every medicine you’re taking thoroughly.

It’s important that you don’t take more than the daily recommended dose of acetaminophen. Adults should never exceed a total dose of 4000mg of acetaminophen in any 24-hour period.

Try to stay hydrated, as well. Drink plenty of fluids like water or sports drinks. If you have a high fever, or symptoms like diarrhea and vomiting, sports drinks will help replenish electrolytes that your body has lost.

How Mucinex® products can help

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Several Mucinex® products contain acetaminophen, which is an analgesic and fever reducer. “Analgesic” is a fancy way of saying “pain reliever.” Acetaminophen should help bring your fever down, as well as relieve minor aches and pains, headache and sore throat.

Use as directed.


When Should I Call My Doctor?

You should call your doctor right away if you have a fever with any of the following symptoms:

  1. If your fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  2. If you develop new symptoms
  3. If redness or swelling is present
  4. If you develop a skin reaction or rash
  5. If your symptoms do not improve with over-the-counter medication

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Mucus does quite a bit to keep us healthy. Learn what it does to keep your internal machinery working like it should.

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If you think you're overdosing on acetaminophen or any other medication, seek emergency care or call your local poison control center at 800-222-1222.

If you can, try to remember the product(s) you took and its strength. This information will help your doctor.