Fever is the most common occurrence and it is perfectly natural for a person to get fever be it an adult or a child. The most common medicine used for reducing fever is paracetamol or acetaminophen. Fever is accompanied by either pain or a running nose. When a person is having only mild to low fever, he can safely take paracetamol, which is known by different names depending on the manufacturer. If fever is associated with pain, and aches, the person can take a combination of paracetamol and ibuprofen. Both these medicines are available without a prescription in all the medical stores.
For children, it is prescribed to give them only half a tablet, two times a day preferably with milk. Adults can take one tablet in the morning and one in the evening with plain water after having something to eat. If taken without food, it is better to take medicines with milk.
When there are no medicines available, there are several home remedies, one can use. One of the best home remedies is to add a half to less than that of turmeric powder to milk and add sugar as comfortable and take in a cup or half glass of milk. Turmeric powder is a powerful antibiotic.