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Child has herpangina, trouble eating. Can Nurofen be given?

I am 18 weeks pregnant and my 19 month old toddler has been diagnosed with Herpangina . He s fever is gone after 4 days but he still having problems eating . Tried giving him panadol but he refuses, i am afraid to give him nurofen because he hasnt eating for 6 / 7 dats now.In fact he s not eating at all. Do u recommend to push for Nuerofen on empty empty stomach? I am concern about that and also if I can infected in any way? I have been kissing my baby to calm him down ,as you do.
Mon, 16 Sep 2013
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I am so sorry to hear that your son is not feeling well. I hear your concern about giving him Nurofen (ibuprofen) and can absolutely recommend that you do give it to him. over a short period of time it will be no more harmful to his stomach than bring sick has been. in addition, the pain relief may allow him to eat something. if you can get him to take it then I would go ahead. another option is to give medication by suppository. Paracetamol and ibuprofen may each be available as suppository. This is an excellent way to provide pain relief for a child with mouth pain. They are even a bit more effective this way since they are absorbed even better than from the stomach.
Luckily, though you could be infected, parents are usually safe from this infection and I suspect it presents little risk to your unborn child.
I hope your son feels better soon.
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Child has herpangina, trouble eating. Can Nurofen be given?

I am so sorry to hear that your son is not feeling well. I hear your concern about giving him Nurofen (ibuprofen) and can absolutely recommend that you do give it to him. over a short period of time it will be no more harmful to his stomach than bring sick has been. in addition, the pain relief may allow him to eat something. if you can get him to take it then I would go ahead. another option is to give medication by suppository. Paracetamol and ibuprofen may each be available as suppository. This is an excellent way to provide pain relief for a child with mouth pain. They are even a bit more effective this way since they are absorbed even better than from the stomach. Luckily, though you could be infected, parents are usually safe from this infection and I suspect it presents little risk to your unborn child. I hope your son feels better soon.