How to Choose Children’s Antipyretic Drugs

Parents asked: At present, there are many antipyretic drugs for children, and adverse reactions are often mentioned. How should parents choose? Should we pay attention to some what in use? The pharmacist replied: First of all, rising body temperature is a natural defensive response of the human body. It can increase the synthesis of human body, enhance the activity of phagocytes, and sometimes the change of body temperature is also helpful for disease diagnosis and judgment after healing. Therefore, not all children must use drugs immediately as soon as they have a fever. In general, children with low fever (< 38.0 ℃) do not advocate the use of drugs to cool down, but should adopt physical cooling method. What are Read More …

The list of wise choices issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released two [wise choices] lists of 10 items, listing common unnecessary examinations and treatments in pediatrics. (1) Obvious viral infectious respiratory diseases (sinusitis, Pharyngitis, bronchitis) should not use antibacterial drugs. (2) Cough medicine and cold medicine should not be prescribed or recommended for respiratory diseases in children under 4 years old. (3) CT scan is not necessary for immediate evaluation of mild head trauma. According to the Clinical Observation/Pediatric Emergency Nursing Applied Research Network Standard (PECARN), To determine whether imaging examination is needed. (4) Neuroimaging is not necessary for simple thermal epilepsy (CT, MRI examination. (5) CT scans are not necessary in routine abdominal pain assessment. (6) Do not use large doses of dexamethasone Read More …

The Easy Mistake of Giving Children Medicine

Not long ago, I read a report on drug safety for children published by the Global Organization for Child Safety, June 2014. Some of the data in the report are amazing. 1. 86.4% of the children were poisoned at home. 2. Among the causes of poisoning among children, the proportion of drug poisoning has increased year by year, from 53% in 2012 to 64% in 2013. 3. In 2013, Beijing Children’s Hospital collected 369 cases of children taking drugs by mistake. 4. Among the causes of drug poisoning in children, there are mainly children taking it by mistake, adults taking it by mistake, and adults taking excessive doses. The following figure: 5. 69% of parents usually put the medicine where Read More …

A list of child care

In 2012, the American Board of Internal Medicine launched a nationwide [Smart Choice] campaign to identify medical examinations and treatments that are not necessary or beneficial to patients. More than 50 medical professional groups participated in the campaign. The following is the list of smart choices from the American Academy of Pediatrics: 1. Antibacterial drugs should not be used for definite viral infectious respiratory diseases (sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis); 2. Cough and cold medicines should not be prescribed or recommended for respiratory diseases of children under 4 years old; 3. CT scanning is not necessary for the immediate evaluation of mild head trauma, and whether imaging examination is needed should be determined according to the Clinical Observation/Pediatric Emergency Nursing Applied Research Read More …

Truth Nimesulide: A Second-Line Anti-inflammatory Analgesic Prohibited for Children Under 12 Years Old

[Sincerely appeal to friends with little babies, do not use nimesulide granules for antipyretic treatment of children’s fever. The trade name is Ruizhiqing. Since work, I have met five such patients, with Wright’s syndrome and four invalid rescue deaths! Another little angel left tonight, hoping to tell friends with babies that this medicine has been banned for children under 12 years old, and they should not go to private pharmacies and clinics to listen to poor doctors and give it to children. From ICU doctors of children’s hospital] In the past two days, some netizens have seen the above information in WeChat, and some netizens have asked me to verify the authenticity of this information. I will analyze it here. Read More …

Varicella Vaccine-How to Vaccinate More Effectively?

In the 1970s, Japanese scientist Takahashi and his colleagues isolated a virus from a specimen of a boy suffering from natural chickenpox. After several times of attenuated culture, the obtained virus was named Oka strain and became the standard virus strain for varicella vaccine production in the world. Oka strain varicella vaccine has been used worldwide for more than 30 years, and its safety and effectiveness have been widely confirmed. I. Both domestic and imported varicella vaccines are Oka strains The domestic varicella vaccine was first produced by Shanghai Institute of Biological Products imported technology from Japan. In 2000, there were also imported varicella vaccines from SmithKline Company. After that, many vaccine enterprises in our country began to produce and Read More …

The list of wise choices issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released two [wise choices] lists of 10 items, listing common unnecessary examinations and treatments in pediatrics. (1) Obvious viral infectious respiratory diseases (sinusitis, Pharyngitis, bronchitis) should not use antibacterial drugs. (2) Cough medicine and cold medicine should not be prescribed or recommended for respiratory diseases in children under 4 years old. (3) CT scan is not necessary for immediate evaluation of mild head trauma. According to the Clinical Observation/Pediatric Emergency Nursing Applied Research Network Standard (PECARN), To determine whether imaging examination is needed. (4) Neuroimaging is not necessary for simple thermal epilepsy (CT, MRI examination. (5) CT scans are not necessary in routine abdominal pain assessment. (6) Do not use large doses of dexamethasone Read More …

How to Choose Children’s Antipyretic Drugs

Parents asked: At present, there are many antipyretic drugs for children, and adverse reactions are often mentioned. How should parents choose? Should we pay attention to some what in use? The pharmacist replied: First of all, rising body temperature is a natural defensive response of the human body. It can increase the synthesis of human body, enhance the activity of phagocytes, and sometimes the change of body temperature is also helpful for disease diagnosis and judgment after healing. Therefore, not all children must use drugs immediately as soon as they have a fever. In general, children with low fever (< 38.0 ℃) do not advocate the use of drugs to cool down, but should adopt physical cooling method. What are Read More …

The Easy Mistake of Giving Children Medicine

Not long ago, I read a report on drug safety for children published by the Global Organization for Child Safety, June 2014. Some of the data in the report are amazing. 1. 86.4% of the children were poisoned at home. 2. Among the causes of poisoning among children, the proportion of drug poisoning has increased year by year, from 53% in 2012 to 64% in 2013. 3. In 2013, Beijing Children’s Hospital collected 369 cases of children taking drugs by mistake. 4. Among the causes of drug poisoning in children, there are mainly children taking it by mistake, adults taking it by mistake, and adults taking excessive doses. The following figure: 5. 69% of parents usually put the medicine where Read More …

How to treat children’s cough at home without going to the hospital?

[Children cough, cough is afraid of cough pneumonia! ] This advertisement is so deeply rooted in the hearts of the people that many parents immediately give their children medicine when they hear their children cough. In fact, the logic of coughing up pneumonia is similar to that of fever burning out the brain, making a mistake about the causal relationship. Cough does not cause pneumonia Pneumonia may cause cough, but cough will not cause pneumonia. Many parents say that their children get pneumonia after coughing for a few days, because the children already have lung infection when coughing. However, children with mycoplasma pneumonia may only have symptoms of cough. Cough may be an early manifestation of pneumonia, but it cannot Read More …