The Dose Of The Drug Acyclovir For Children Aged 1 Year 8 Months Affected By Chickenpox?
, my sister who is less than 2 years old or rather 1 year and 8 months has chickenpox, I have already bought the 200mg tablet of acyclovir. What is the right dose for children less than 2 years and taken how many times a day?
Hello M Yudatama,
Chickenpox is caused by a virus. Chicken pox causes symptoms such as fever, rash, itching, watery nodules which later become scabbed and detached itself, and can be accompanied by other complaints such as muscle aches, weakness, nausea. Chickenpox can generally improve in 1-2 weeks. Chickenpox treatment is with drugs to reduce complaints (fever-lowering, antihistamines to reduce itching), and if needed given antivirals.
Acyclovir is an antivirus. This drug can indeed be used for cases of chickenpox, but its use must be on a doctor's prescription and under the supervision of a doctor. I do not recommend that you give acyclovir without checking first, especially for toddlers. Acyclovir administration is adjusted to the child's weight and age.
Therefore, I suggest that you check your sister to the doctor first so that you can be given more appropriate treatment. While waiting to see a doctor, you can do the following tips:
Try not to scratch your itchy skin
Give calamin lotion to the skin that feels itchy, but avoid the part that has broken
Don't intentionally break a nodule
Keep washing your sister 2x a day, if you still have a fever, you can use warm water for bathing
Let the sister rest enough
There are no restrictions on food, provide healthy and balanced nutritious food for younger siblings
Give clothes that are loose and comfortable
Try to keep the sister at home until the nodules dry to prevent transmission to others
Keep younger siblings away from other babies or pregnant women until they recover
Hope it helps you,