Candles to reduce temperature in children

At high fever and fever, the doctor recommends using antipyretic drugs in the form of rectal suppositories. Increased temperature in children can cause viral respiratory and intestinal infections, influenza, teething, overwork, stress, etc. Most of these drugs are designed to treat children of the youngest age, up to the newborn.


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        The increase in temperature indicates that the child's body has started producinginterferon, which activates the immune system to combat harmful bacteria and viruses. Children under the age of 1 year, need to reduce the temperature with medicines only if they have a temperature of 38.20C and more. For older children, the boundary value is 38.50C.However, irrespective of age, children who experience seizures, chills need an urgent reduction in temperature.

        Antipyretic suppositories are considered the most convenient form of drugs for children, especially those who do not know how or refuses to drink tablets, syrups, if a small patient has nausea or vomiting. In addition, rectal suppositories last longer and with less impact on the digestive system, liver and kidneys. Candles are convenient when you need to knock down a child's temperature at night, so as not to be afraid of raising it when adults are asleep.

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        Combined drug based on analgin and dimedrol for lowering temperature in inflammatory diseases and arresting pain syndrome of various origins, for example, dental, headache, renal and hepatic colic, neuralgia, etc. Children's candles from the temperature of Analdim can not be used in patients younger than 1 year, its use is not recommended for more than 4 consecutive days.

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        A complex homeopathic preparation that provides analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and sedative effects. As a rule, this drug is used to reduce the temperature in children with teething, ARVI, dyspepsia, convulsions and overexcitation. It is allowed to apply from birth, the course of treatment lasts from 3 to 14 days.

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        Complex preparation based on human interferon. Helps to fight the temperature in viral diseases, hepatitis, herpes. It can be used at any age, while simultaneously combining with other medicines, including antibiotics. Viferon is prescribed to newborns and even premature babies.

        Read also about how to bring down the temperature in an adult
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        Diclofenac( Voltaren)

        Contains diclofenac sodium, which has an anti-inflammatory,analgesic and moderate antipyretic effects. It is recommended for rheumatic lesions of soft tissues and non-rheumatic inflammatory processes. It is prescribed for children aged 6 years and older, or with a body weight of 25 kg, with a daily dose calculated on the weight of the child and is divided into several introductions.

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        Ibuprofen( Nurofen)

        The active substance of suppositories is ibuprofen, which has an antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. They are indicated for the treatment of infectious and inflammatory diseases, for lowering the temperature after vaccination or against the background of teething, migraine headaches, headaches, neuralgia. It is prescribed for children from 3 months.

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        Paracetamol( Panadol, Cefexon D, Efferalgan)

        Suppositories with a pronounced antipyretic and analgesic effect. It is indicated in the treatment of infectious and inflammatory diseases, at a temperature after vaccinations, with teething. Prescribe to children from 3 months, until this age is possible only one-time introduction of a candle after vaccination.

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        How to apply

        Before using the rectal suppository, the baby should be placed on the left side so that the legs are bent at the knees and tightly pressed against the stomach. Next, you need to lubricate the child's anus with cream or oil and insert a suppository into it. To make the candle easier to enter, it can be dipped in warm water or slightly warmed in the hands. After the introduction of a small patient, it is necessary to lie down for another 15-20 minutes.

        Rectal antipyretic candles can cause bowel evacuation in a child, and therefore before using it, it is advisable to put an enema. If there are unpleasant sensations in the anus - pain, itching, bleeding - from the use of drugs in this form should be discarded.
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        Side effects

        Candles containing paracetamol are allowed to be given to children who are 1 month old. However, using these candles, it is necessary to refuse other antipyretic drugs. These drugs can cause some side effects, for example, various rashes on the skin, a malfunction in the work of the cardiovascular, digestive systems.

        It is forbidden to use a drug based on paracetamol in children suffering from hepatic or renal insufficiency, any inflammation in the rectum. This drug is used only to get rid of the heat, they can not take off the pain. Newborns can be administered candles with paracetamol only once, if they do not help reduce the temperature, then you should consult a doctor so that he reassigns another, more effective, drug.

        In overdose of antipyretic suppositories, children may have kidney and liver problems. It is not recommended to use candles too often if a baby drinks antibiotics, a combination of these drugs poses a danger to his health.

  • May 26, 2018
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