Fever remedies for children right dosage

Childhood is like a training camp for the immune system: Constantly, it must deal with new pathogens. It is no wonder that children often have to fight with fever. How is it best dealt with, declared pharmacist, Margit Schlenk, owner of the Moritz pharmacy in Nuremberg, during the day the pharmacy pharmacy in Heidelberg.

Fever in children is usually good with Paracetamol or Ibuprofen to treat. "After one hour, the body temperature drops by approximately 1 °C", Schlenk said. Acetaminophen will however be dosed frequently and incorrectly, so the pharmacist. 10 to 15 milligrams of Paracetamol per kilogram of body weight, the recommended dose for children and 60 mg per kg of body weight is the maximum daily dose. Who is the calculation of the dose is uncertain, it can please in the pharmacy to help. From the age of twelve, or 43 kilograms of body weight the adult dose of a maximum of 4 milligrams per day applies.

Ibuprofen is dosed in children is also dependent on the body weight. Here is the usual single dose, 7 to 10 milligrams per kilogram and the maximum daily dose is 30 milligrams per kilogram. Both Acetaminophen as well as Ibuprofen every six hours should elapse between the two doses.

In the case of fever the body loses due to the increased temperature enhanced liquid, so Schlenk. As compensation &quot was;solid liquid with Eiweiß" to recommend, for example, ice Cream or fruit-dwarfs. Ice-cold calf wrap are ineffective, since arms and legs of the child are often cool. The temperature of the winding, which would have to be changed every ten minutes, should be therefore only 1 °C below the measured body temperature.

Infants under three months may not be used without medical supervision, treated with drugs, because the enzyme systems for the degradation of the drugs are still immature. In older children, the immediate reduction of Fever with medications is not always necessary, advises the pharmacist. Not parents should hesitate, however, if the child had previously a febrile seizure, since the probability of another such event in the case of a rapidly rising body temperature is higher. Also in children with chronic diseases of the heart, the lungs, the nervous system or the metabolic system fever should be rapidly treated.


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