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Children's acetaminophen is used for treating minor aches and pains associated with toothaches, the common cold and flu, sore throat, and headaches. It can also be used to reduce fevers. Children's acetaminophen uses are approved for children ages 2 to 11, but junior acetaminophen is also available for children ages 6 to 12.
- If a fever gets worse or lasts for more than three days
- If pain gets worse or lasts for more than five days
- If swelling or redness is also present
- If new symptoms occur
- If a sore throat is severe, lasts more than two days, or is accompanied by a fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting.