How Long Is The Lag Time When Giving Anal Medication And Oral Medication?
Night. My child has a high fever and immediately I took it to the doctor. At the pediatrician I was given a fever reliever via anus around 7 pm. Well to go home I was given Buffect (Ibuprofen). Approximately how long is the time lag for giving oral medication? I forgot to ask
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Fever is the body's reaction to fight germs. Fever is often caused by viral, bacterial, fungal and other parasitic infections. Fever is a condition that is actually good and is protective for the body, because when the fever is the immune system is in the process of getting rid of germs in the body.
If the child has a high fever without other symptoms, you should not feel worried or panicked first. Measure the child's body temperature in the armpit area with a body temperature thermometer. Not recommended for measuring body temperature by hand, because the hand is not a good temperature measurement tool. In addition, heat in children is often subjective by both parents and caregivers. Therefore an objective check with a body temperature thermometer is needed. The body is said to have a fever if the body temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius. A sudden high fever (more than 38 degrees Celsius) is often caused by a viral infection that will decrease by itself as the body's immune system increases. If the temperature is more than 38 degrees Celsius, a fever reliever can be considered.
A fever reliever can be given by mouth, rectum or infusion. The difference in the route of administration of the drug takes into consideration the pharmacological performance and its effects. Rectal administration / suppository is intended to make the drug work faster in reducing fever and is often used if there are contraindications / difficulties for patients in taking drugs by mouth. Each drug has a dose and distance of drug administration that needs attention. Previously needed information relating to the type of fever-reducing medication given. For example like Paracetamol, the recommended dosage is 10-15 mg / kg of body weight of a child each time given. Paracetamol can be given 4-6 times a day and may not exceed the recommended dose because it can be detrimental to the liver. While ibuprofen, the recommended dose is 10 mg / kg given every 3-4 times a day in children aged 6-12 years.
So that administration of ibuprofen (bufect) can be consumed 6-8 hours after the use of drugs from the anus.
Consult with your nearest doctor about the dose that should be consumed by your child, because the administration of medicines to children must be based on the child's weight calculation.
If a child has a fever, some things parents can do include:
Don't panic and measure the temperature immediately
Give a warm compress to the skin folds such as the neck and armpits
Give children comfortable clothes, not too thick and thin
Give blankets to children who are not too thick
Give more fluids, because fever can cause more fluid loss than usual
Give foods that contain balanced nutrition. No need to be forced if the child has no appetite. It is recommended in small but frequent portions
Give time for children to rest
A child with a fever can be bathed. Warm baths can replace the function of compresses and stimulate a decrease in body temperature.
Give Paracetamol / fever relievers so that children feel comfortable
Consult a pediatrician if the fever does not decrease or does not show signs of improvement on day 4 or 5 of fever. So much information that I can convey, hopefully it helps