When you need to shoot down the temperature



Fever - a protective reaction of the body in response to the invasion of viruses and pathogenic bacteria.Also, the heat can be caused by other pathological processes, and even the usual stress.At high temperatures, slowing the pace of microbial growth, there is enhanced production of interferon required for the normal functioning of the immune system.

However, too much heat for a long time can cause harm, and most of all in this situation suffers from fragile body of a child.The easiest way to normalize the child's well-being with the help of fever-reducing medicine.Take they should be at a temperature above 38 ° C, but there ar
e some cases where you need to give your child medication without waiting for such high readings of the thermometer.Temperatures above 37,5oS need to shoot down:

- newborns;
- infants with a history of febrile convulsions;
- kid, registered a neurologist;
- child suffering from cardiovascular diseases;
- a child who does not tolerate heat (suffering from body aches, headache, muscle pain, and any other).

drug of first choice



For drugs of first choice in children include products based on paracetamol ("Efferalgan" "Panadol", "Tsefekon").Subject to the dosage they are usually well tolerated and did not even give complications in children under one year.You can choose a convenient form of release of the drug: syrup, tablets or suppositories.

If necessary, and mother herself may use products based on paracetamol.They are approved for use during pregnancy (except for the first trimester) and lactation.

good alternative paracetamol is ibuprofen.The most common drug based on it is "Nurofen."He knocks the temperature for 6-8 hours, and when used correctly are also well tolerated by the child's body. Despite the fact that the funds on the basis of paracetamol and ibuprofen found to be effective and safe for children before their application should show the baby doctor.He will appoint the necessary medication, and accurately calculate the dose.

Alternative means to reduce the temperature



If the temperature of a baby does not get off drugs of the above list, it makes sense to call an ambulance.Most often, doctors arrived struggling with the heat of the child by injecting a mixture of so-called political.However, it can be used only as a last resort, because it is composed of analgin, which can cause serious complications in infants. addition to dipyrone, undesirable for children are receiving more and aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid).

Children under the age of 12 years, as an alternative to paracetamol, ibuprofen and political mixture can use the funds on the basis of nimesulide ("Nise", "NIMULID" and others.).However, these drugs are not always well tolerated even by adults, so before using them need to consult with your doctor and weigh the pros and cons.