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Viral fever, intense stomach ache, leg pain near joints. How long is it safe to give ibuprofen?

Hi my 5year olddaughter had at first stomach ache and vomiting for half a day and then for 2 says she was ok then she had high fever and stomach ache this time no vomiting . She was tested for flu infection pneumonia strep but everything was negetive doctors told it is viral fever I just wanted to know is there is medicine to reduce stomach ache and now her fever is reduced but she gets severe leg pain near the leg joint where she feels difficult in walking which reduces within half an hour after giving ibubrufen and again comes back after 10 to 12 hours the dose effect is gone. Pls suggest upto how many days maximum can I give her ibubrufen and pls suggest will there be joint or bone pain after fever and how many days will it go on
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Your daughter is suffering from viral infection involving gastrointestinal tact with mylagia as a prodromal symptom.
You should consult with child specialist and should go for thorough check up.
Ibuprofen neither helps in stomach ache and nor in leg pains.
You should use dicylcomine for relief of abdominal pain and muscle relaxants for leg pains.
These viral infections generally persist for 3-4 days and may resolve itself.
She should also take antibiotic course for 3-4 days for faster recovery.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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