While low range fever is the body’s way of fighting infections, in the case of high fever, or a low fever that is causing discomfort, your doctor may recommend an over-the-counter medication, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, for example) or ibuprofen (Advil, for example) as the best medicine for fever.
You should use these medications according to the instructions on the label or based on your doctor-s advice. Avoid taking too much. High doses or long-term use of ibuprofen or acetaminophen can cause liver or kidney damage while acute overdoses can be fatal. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic if he or she suspects a bacterial infection, such as pneumonia or strep throat. The best treatment for most minor illnesses caused by viruses, however, is often rest and plenty of fluids. In fact, low level fever may help your body combat an infection.