Pain relievers and their composition
Pain medication for children must be chosen very carefully. These drugs may be needed at any time. Painkillers is necessary to give the baby for toothache, headache, ear pain. Some medicines not only eliminate pain, but also reduce the temperature.
Picking up a cure for the first time, it is advisable to discuss the matter with the district pediatrician. The doctor may give necessary recommendations, taking into account individual peculiarities of the organism of the baby.
Among all the existing pain medication for children are very popular products based on paracetamol (Panadol, Calpol and other medicines). Less effective analgesic, an active component of which is ibuprofen (Nurofen, Ibufen and some other drugs).
Medicines containing ibuprofen are considered to be the most effective and, more importantly, safe. They can give even the youngest children.
If the special funds in the children's Cabinet does not appear, it is possible to relieve the pain and regular aspirin, but it might be the only exception to the rule. It is advisable to always have at hand the analgesic intended for the treatment of children of a certain age.
It is important to remember that as a children's painkiller is in any case impossible to give the kids the drugs based on aspirin. Their use at such an early age can lead to Reye's syndrome that causes liver and brain swelling.
Method of production of drugs
When you purchase pain medication is important for the child to choose the most convenient form of drugs. It is believed that for kids under 6 months of age, it is preferable to buy rectal suppositories. In addition to candles are popular various pharmaceutical suspensions and syrups. Manufacturers add sugar and flavorings to the drugs a pleasant taste.
Pain in the form of tablets, capsules it is advisable to purchase for older children. Before you give the child a particular drug, it is necessary to study the attached instructions, as well as information on all the contraindications.
Painkillers do not give in cases where the child has a stomach ache. Medication can complicate future diagnosis of the disease.
If after taking pain medication means the baby has a rash on the skin, swelling or other signs of Allergy, must immediately see a doctor. In the future from taking this drug should give up and replace it with a more suitable one.