Medicine question

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  1. Dionne

    Dionne Well-Known Member

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    I took Dior to the walk in centre she has been poorly for a while now. she has been crying and pulling at her ears!

    i have been giving her medised which is great for helping her sleep and unblocking her nose. but she aint getting any better

    at the walk in centre they said she has the start of a cold one side of her glandes(sp) are swelling and she has ear ache! they gave me some
    ibuprofen. and told me to use that aswell as her medised!
    as the ibuprofen has some thing better in it that medised dont have!
    but still told me to combine the both.

    but im concerned as i no both medised and ibuprofen are a pian killer so surley i would be over dosing her????

    Any one got any advice?
    or should i trust the doctor?
     
  2. Wobbles

    Wobbles BnB Co-Founder ~ Retired

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    Call the NHS line Dionne!

    I couldn't see them making a mistake like that but I think I'd worry too & want to get a second opinion if it's ok!

    x
     
  3. sophie

    sophie Mum of 2 pg with no3!

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    Yeah i couldnt see a doc telling u too take them together if it was dangerous hun, but i would do what wobbles has said an ring nhs diect.
    Kai had a bad cough and cold the other day and the chemist told me not to give both cought med and medised together :?: but the doc would know best hun.
    hope she gets better soon.
    xx
     
  4. Dionne

    Dionne Well-Known Member

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    i think that maybe i have got it in my head all docs are evil :lol:

    i called nhs direct once before.
    dior had
    antibiotix - viral rash
    medised - banged her head
    cough medicine
    heyfever medicine

    all at once i was giving her these i called them to make sure it was ok they said fine as long as none of them both have paracetamol in?

    thats why im confussed now as im sure medised and ibuprofen have?

    but im a tramp :oops: my house phone has been cut off :oops:

    il have to call nhs from my mums later
     
  5. sophie

    sophie Mum of 2 pg with no3!

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    awwww bless ya :D
    Cant u get it up online? ill have a look.
     
  6. Vic

    Vic Well-Known Member

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  7. sophie

    sophie Mum of 2 pg with no3!

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    the girl i work with has some ibuprofen an it doesn't in the what it contains bit say it contains it hun.
    Also she said her cousin was adviced to give her son calpol and ibuprofen but if ur unsure then ring nhs when u can hun.
    xx
     
  8. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    Ibuprofen and paracetamol work in different ways to tackle pain which means that you can take both and not overdose.
     
  9. Dionne

    Dionne Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much gi

    i can rest now knowing that its ok.

    another thing is medised a painkiller? as i use it when Harley is teething
     
  10. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    What does it list in the ingredients? if it says paracetamol or ibuprofen then its a painkiller
     
  11. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    just had a look for you, it contains paracetamol so yes it is a painkiller
     
  12. sophie

    sophie Mum of 2 pg with no3!

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    ive just found it gives mild pain relief to headaches, teething pain, aches and pains with a cold
    It should tell u on the box hun
     
  13. Dionne

    Dionne Well-Known Member

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    i no sorry :oops: im a lazy sod :lol:

    just confussing as i though ibuprofen and paracetemol were the same thing :oops: shows how much i no :roll:

    well thanks girls i learnt some thing new today :D
     
  14. sophie

    sophie Mum of 2 pg with no3!

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    :lol: awww it sounds like i was tellin u off now :oops: i wasn't honeslty! and uve just given me somethin to do for half hour or so.

    :-$ i should be workin though
     
  15. Cat

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    I think paracetamol is a painkiller where as ibuprofen is an anti inflamatory.
    Hence you normally use paracetamol for treating high temps and mild illnesses likes colds etc, where as you use iuprofen to treat muscular pains and joint pains more.
     
  16. Iwantone!!!

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    nhs direct check it out first
     
  17. livsmummy

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    Hi
    I'm sure I'm just repeating what everyone else has said but I'm a nurse and I can't help putting my oar in (sorry!)
    Paracetamol is a painkiller and can reduce temperatures as well. (Medised is paracetamol with a mild sedative in as well as far as I am aware - I have never used it myself)
    Ibuprofen is an anti imflammatory, so it can reduce temps as well (some studies show that it is better than paracetamol at reducing temperatures but that's a different kettle of fish). So if lo has an infection or is teething they are bound to be inflammed somewhere (ears, teeth etc) and ibuprofen can reduce that.

    You can take them both together very safely just making sure that the doses on the bottles are followed!

    HTH - feel free to tell me to buggar off!
    Laura xx
     
  18. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    Useful to know Laura, thanks :D
     
  19. Dionne

    Dionne Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Laura! thats great to no. i will be doing the opposit to telling you to bugger off. i will be hounding you now with problems lol.

    thats usfull to no! as i only really use medised but its not very good for when i need to go out and the kids are sleeping.
    x x x
     

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