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NSAIDs (OTC) for treatment of Common Cold in Children with cold

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  • Treatment with NSAIDs (e.g. Aspirin, Ibuprofen). 9 valid studies conducted, with 1,069 individuals. Reduces fever, pain and sneezing (but does not seem to reduce cough and runny nose) . Side effects seem minor for children.

    • EVIDENCE | REASONABLY TESTED
    • EFFECTIVENESS | EFFECTIVE for fever, pains and sneezing
    • SAFETY | MILD RISKS

Recommendations

Consider this treatment when the child sneezes:

It reliefs sneezing and discomfort caused by a cold (fever, pain). Do not expect it to reduce cough and runny nose, or to speed up healing. Side effects seem minor, when taken for a short period (2-3 days).

Doctors Say That

Using this treatment can severely damage the kidney, especially to children with hidden kidney disease. To be on the safe side, look for safer alternatives.

About NSAIDs (OTC)

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (for example: Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Naproxen)

  • Target Population:

    Children with cold, 2 to 16 years old

  • Dosage:

    Varies according to drug, age and weight. Usually every 6-8 hours for children.

  • Goal:

    Treatment of Common Cold symptoms

Research Summary

  • Reasonably tested
  • 9 Clinical Studies
  • 1,069 Children Tested
  • Effective
  • Benefits:

    Reduces fever, pain (headache, ear pain, and muscle and joint pain) and sneezing. Does not seem to improve cough and runny nose. Does not effect the duration of Common Cold occurrences.

  • Mild risks
  • Risks:

    Minor reported side effects include stomach and intestinal discomfort, rash and swelling. Major side effects include stomach ulcers and kidney failure. Long periods of usage of NSAIDs other then Aspirin are not recommended.

Common Cold Overview

  • Medical problem:

    Common Cold (symptoms caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory system).

  • Symptoms and signs:

    Cough, general discomfort, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose and weakness.

  • Complications:

    Bacterial infections: lung infection, middle ear infection, strep throat, sinus infection.

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a drug class that groups together drugs that reduce pain, decrease fever, and, in higher doses, decrease inflammation. Side effects include an increased risk of stomach ulcers and heart attacks. The term nonsteroidal distinguishes these drugs from steroids, which, among a broad range of other effects, have a similar eicosanoid-depressing, anti-inflammatory action. First used in 1960, the term served to distance these medications from steroids. The most prominent members of this group of drugs are aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, all available over the counter in most countries. (source)
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