Nurofen when varicella: recommendations for use
Hello, dear readers! Today I want to talk about such a medicine like Nurofen. Temperature is known to be a mandatory symptom of chickenpox. Without such a symptom, the disease occurs in exceptional cases.
To tolerate high temperatures does not wish neither child nor adult. What to do to bring the temperature down without hurting yourself? To lower the temperature, you can take antipyretic drugs, such as Nurofen.
However, the opinions of doctors about this drug diverge. Some strongly against and justify your opinion good reasons. Read the article and find out can I drink Nurofen with chicken pox.
Nurofen information on medicine
The drug belongs to the group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory. The basic steps can be described as follows:
The drug is absorbed by the body very quickly — 30-60 minutes, and then long delayed. Withdrawal is carried out in a natural way through the kidneys. The medication has side-effects:
- nausea, upset stomach, heartburn;
- increase in blood pressure;
- inhibition of hematopoiesis;
- very rarely — angioedema.
Pills Nurofen is not recommended to take if you have the following contraindications:
- acute ulcers and similar stomach ailments;
- oppressed the bloodstream;
- cardiac and renal failure.
Can I take the above drug for lowering fever in children?
The manual says that it is possible in this dosage: children from 6 to 12 years appoint 200 mg (1 tablet) up to 4 times a day, children over 12 years and adults — a similar dosage.
Recommendations Komarovsky about Nurofen and analogues
Medication, which is dedicated to art in modern times is popular. Moreover, it encourages even the Ukrainian children’s pediatrician Komorowski. By the way, the doctor advises to drink to lower the temperature of such drugs:
- The paracetamol.
What antipyretic drug varicella can not be given in any case?
Importantly, in no case do not let your child not drink themselves under the windmill Aspirin. The fact that the components of this medication have a negative impact on the development process of the rash is a characteristic symptom of smallpox.
Rash after taking such medicine becomes more resistant and deeper, which after her scars. In addition, Aspirin can cause syndrome of the swarm (common in dementia) and give the liver complications.
The taking Advil with chickenpox — my opinion and experience
If you try and search the Internet, you can find a lot of negative reviews about Nurofen left by parents who gave it to their kids to combat high temperature with chicken pox.
Many doctors claim that the above medication be used in this way is impossible. Want to know why? Then read carefully.
The fact that Nurofen can cause serious complications in a patient with chickenpox. What? Here is a list of complications, which are written in the reviews most often:
- the temperature rises even higher, though considerably;
- the number of spots increases significantly, they appear regularly;
- ulcers deepen and become more persistent, long time to heal and become inflamed.
Thus, it can be concluded that this medication works with smallpox in the same way as Aspirin. Not all react to it negatively. Some after taking feel well and do not notice any negative changes.
I believe that if there is a risk of such complications, it is best to replace Nurofen safer drug. Yes, it can be taken, but it is better not to experiment on children.
I had to deal with the unpleasant opportunity to personally observe the «side effect» Nurofen for children suffering from chicken pox. After taking these tablets, he developed septicaemia — blood poisoning. After reading this, think again whether to give this medicine to their children.
If you have a high temperature during chicken pox, it is strongly recommended to observe the following rules:
What to drink instead of Advil?
Given the danger of the drug, which is the topic of this article, I recommend instead to take a more secure counterparts.
To treat the symptoms of chickenpox in adults and children suitable affordable and safe drug Ibuprofen. It is the closest analogue of the above medicines, differing from it by the absence of most side effects. Ibuprofen acts as quickly and effectively as Nurofen.
For children it is better to use a baby form of Ibuprofen — suspension. This form of the drug is convenient to use. Children take it with pleasure.
If you do not wish to be contacted equivalent to Advil, it is better to lower the temperature using the classic Paracetamol. This popular cheap product appeared very old and continues to be in demand.
Paracetamol is slower and not as aggressive. By simplifying the composition, he has very few contraindications.
That’s all the information about jaroponijatuyu Nurofen and receiving varicella. I hope this article has helped you to deal with all the questions and was interesting. If you liked it, don’t forget to sign up for site updates that take place daily.
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Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)