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 Post subject: Ibuprofen gel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:54 pm 
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Does anyone know if you can use Ibroprofen gel on children under 12? I know the box says not to but that's just because it isn't licensed for use on under 12's, isn't it?

Am I right in thinking that the risk is an allergic reaction to the gel rather than worrying about the amount of ibuprofen in her system? The amount of ibuprofen that would enter a child's system via topical application of a gel must be considerably lower than giving them 10mls of liquid(which I believe is 200mg of Ibuprofen)

My dh wants to apply ibuprofen gel to dd's ankle which was the unfortunate victim of a badly aimed hockey ball and which is now very painful. I feel that it's probably more effective to give her oral ibuprofen than using a topical gel.

What do others think?

Dd is 11 by the way.


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 Post subject: Re: Ibuprofen gel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:02 pm 
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Much more effective to give oral ibuprofen.


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 Post subject: Re: Ibuprofen gel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:03 pm 
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And ice!


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 Post subject: Re: Ibuprofen gel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:07 pm 
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Those were my thoughts exactly scarymum! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ibuprofen gel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:35 pm 
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I had a similar issue a while back : viewtopic.php?f=38&t=22510

Hope that helps :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ibuprofen gel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:50 pm 
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pist wrote:
I had a similar issue a while back : viewtopic.php?f=38&t=22510

Hope that helps :D


Thank you. Did you end up using the gel on your dd?


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 Post subject: Re: Ibuprofen gel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:17 pm 
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yes I did and she was fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Ibuprofen gel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:00 pm 
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RICE

Rest
Ice
Compression
Elevation


Hope she feels better soon

Also I noticed today some Boots children's medicines have been recalled.


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 Post subject: Re: Ibuprofen gel
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:55 pm 
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The Boots problem was related to the tamper seal - sounds like bits of the plastic could fall into the liquid.


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