The Use Of Chicken Pox Medication In Children Aged 5 Years?
Afternoon doctor, I want to ask for children aged 5 years can use acyclovir 400 mg dose with half a tablet for chicken pox, because the 200 mg GK is there, thank you
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Chickenpox is a disease caused by a varicella zoster virus infection. symptoms that arise in the form of rashes / red spots and filled with fluid, fever, dizziness, weakness and usually often arises in the body / abdomen and back then spread to the face and also the entire body. This chickenpox treatment is by giving antiviral drugs such as acyclovir and other drugs according to symptoms that arise (such as fever given paracetamol / fever-reducing medication) and always maintain good endurance. in children> 2 years of age or <40 kg body weight, the dose of acyclovir is 20 mg / kg body weight consumed 4 times a day (with a maximum dose of 800 mg) for 5 days. This tablet of acyclovir is available in doses of 200 mg, 400 mg and 800 mg. according to the circumstances that you experience that is the need for acyclovir children is 200 mg, if not available can be given 1/2 of the 400 mg acyclovir dose. however, it is better for the mother to give 200 mg of medication as needed so that there is no doubt the amount or dose as when dividing the 400 mg drug. and this treatment must of course be in accordance with doctor's recommendations after first being examined by a doctor. things you need to pay attention to when the child is exposed to chicken pox is to maintain cleanliness (keep bathing 2-3 times a day, it is recommended to take a shower with warm water) then dry the body by flapping a towel gently, avoiding hands scratching the body, compress the body with cold water to help relieve itching, use soft clothing, drink lots and consume healthy and nutritious foods so that the body's immune system is good, avoid skin contact with others to prevent transmission, and use medication only as directed by your doctor.
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