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Child has fever, belly ache. Gave ibuprofen. Had reaction. Lips, eyes swelled and itchy tongue. Cure?

My 4 year old son has a 103 fever and complaining about belly ach. I gave him ibuprofen for fever last night when it hit 104.4 but he had a reaction. His lips and and eyes swelled and his tongue was itchy. He got hives on his body. I gave him Benadryl and those symptoms subsided. What can I give him now for his fever?
Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Hi and welcome to HCM!
Thanks for posting your query here.
Ibuprofen belongs to the class NSAIDs-Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug. In some of the children it causes a drug reaction. As the symptoms are subsided ibuprofen is contraindicated in this case for next time. Please take care of this issue.
Fever at higher range and belly ache shows a bacterial infection in the child. Paracetamol preparations can be given to the baby. An antibiotic like amoxycillin or normetrogyl or cefodroxyl can be added in controlling the infection.
A clinical diagnosis should be made before starting the treatment. Please visit your Paediatrician who will look for other signs and symptoms in the baby.
Hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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