Prescription Of Antihistamine Drugs For Children Aged 7 Years?

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Hello, I would like to ask about the recipe for the use of cetirizine for children aged 7 years and the use of external drugs such as creams or ointments scabimete for children aged 1 year whether dangerous or cause negative side effects

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Hello! Thank you for the question.


Cetirizine is an antihistamine class of drugs. In the case of skin diseases often given with the aim to reduce the itching experienced by patients. Cetirizine is safe for children aged> 2 years, but for children <2 years of age in cases that do need it can be given at an adjusted dose. Cetirizine in children is usually given at a dose 2 times a day. In older children can be given 1 time a day with a larger dose. Side effects that can arise from the use of cetirizine are:

Sleepy
Dizzy
Limp and tired
Dry mouth
Nasal irritation
Sore throat
Stomach ache
Diarrhea
Nausea

Scabimite ointment contains permethrin, which is useful for treating parasitic infections that cause skin disorders in humans. Generally scabimite is used for skin diseases due to mites, such as scabies (scabies). This drug is safe given part of children aged> 2 months. This drug is used after a clean bath, then spread evenly throughout the body from head to toe. Let stand for 8-14 hours and then rinse / shower. Treatment can be repeated 14 days after the first treatment if it has not been effective. Side effects that can be found on the use of this ointment is a stinging / sore on the skin.


If you experience scabies, treatment must be done on all family members, especially those who use the same bed or use the same clothes as the patient. All linens / sheets must be washed thoroughly using warm water, mattresses dried / replaced, clothes / towels washed clean and may not be exchanged with others. Take a bath at least 2 times a day. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.

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