Prohibited medications for children
One of the dangerous mistakes which may be committed by parents, is the treatment of a small child "adult" medications: medicines intended for adults can make the child worse. It is therefore very important to know prohibited medications. which children can be given.
Prohibited medications for children do not need medication, officially forbidden for sale. Many of them can be bought over the counter without a prescription, but to give their child absolutely not! One of these drugs is the well — known aspirin. First, acetylsalicylic acid increases vascular permeability against the background of temperature, this can provoke bleeding.
Second, for some children, aspirin can cause Reye's syndrome Acute hepatic encephalopathy. This disease leads to damage to internal organs and the nervous system. Reye's syndrome is a rare disease, but one can never predict in advance whether your child is predisposed to it or not. So do not expose your child to mortal danger - to 12 years to give aspirin to children can not.
Prohibited drugs at an elevated temperature include Metamizole (dipyrone), aspirin (aminopyrine, aminophenazone), phenazone (antipyrine). Such antipyretic agents as paracetamol and ibuprofen are not prohibited, but it is desirable to give special "children's medications" with the content of these drugs, strictly observing the dosage.
No antipyretic drug, even specially designed for children can not be given more often than four times a day. it is a strong blow to the liver and kidneys of the child. If the drug does not help lower the temperature, you need to see a doctor immediately! And just in case, we recall that subfebrile temperature (below 38 degrees) can not be knocked down.
Also prohibited medications for children include levomicetinom and boric alcohol in otitis. Some parents still in the old burying children in the ear alcohol drugs. But when such treatment is very likely to burn. The days when alternatives to alcoholic drugs have been long gone. Now there are many gentle but effective drops in the ears, so the use of "primitive" medicines should be abandoned.
Any analgesics for pain in the stomach of a prohibited drug. When a child says "my stomach hurts", it can mean anything - from indigestion to appendicitis. Even an adult can not always say exactly what it hurts in the abdominal cavity, and so the child - so even more so. Having given anesthetic, you will only remove the symptom, and the problem is not eliminated. Therefore, if the child complains of pain in the abdomen, urgently call a doctor.
For problems with the stomach do not give a solution of potassium permanganate orally. this is dangerous: potassium permanganate can cause burns of the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, it is poorly excreted from the body, and its accumulation in the body dangerous. Diarrhea it is impossible to give a fixing means before consulting a doctor: if the cause of diarrhea is an infection, you will only make it worse.
Antibiotics without prescription is also forbidden medicines for children. Any antibiotic is a very strong drug that you cannot give just. Antibiotics without needing or exceeding the recommended dose is fraught with side effects and complications. Only a doctor can find the right antibiotic and right dose (which, incidentally, is not calculated for age, and weight of the child). So, before the arrival of the doctor, no antibiotics.
Also prohibited medications for children include homeopathic medicines and hormonal pills. The appointment of homeopathic remedies is strictly individual and depends on many factors. The same applies to hormones - they can have unpredictable effects on the growing body of the child. Any hormonal means can be prescribed only by a doctor, and usually only in a hospital setting.
In General, the treatment of the child should remember two main things: never willfully do not give your child potent drugs without a doctor's prescription and never treat the child "like a neighbor". If some medicine has helped someone else's child, there is no guarantee that it will help or at least not hurt yours. The body of each person is individual, so treatment can be prescribed only by a doctor!