May 18, 2018

Five experts answer, is it ok to give children pain killers?

Alexandra Hansen, The Conversation

Children get sick and hurt a lot. Whether it’s playground injuries or cold and fever, we’re frequently wondering if we should reach for the kids’ Panadol.

But pain relief has side effects, and we know as adults we shouldn’t take it too liberally, so what about for our kids?

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We asked five experts if it’s OK to give our kids pain killers.



 

Four out of five experts said yes

Here are their detailed responses:


If you have a “yes or no” health question you’d like posed to Five Experts, email your suggestion to: alexandra.hansen@theconversation.edu.au




 

The ConversationDisclosures: Greta Palmer has previously received grant support from Cadence Pharmaceuticals for a paracetamol study in neonates.

Alexandra Hansen, Section Editor: Health + Medicine, The Conversation

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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  • I think it’s sensible to be cautious, but not paranoid.

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  • I only give Panadol if they have fever

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  • I haven’t asked my babies paediatrician but our family gp told me to use panadol after her 8 week needles if she seemed like she was in pain. I’d rather give them the panadol than deprive them and let them suffer!

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  • I’ve have no problem giving my kids panodol or aspirin when they are in pain or have a high temperature. I do see pain or a temperature is a symptom of an underlying problem and make sure to keep an eye on that and when needed act on that.
    I loved to see Dr Hasantha Gunesekera’s opinion here in this article. He’s my daughters peadiatrician !! He’s very good and a lovely man ! We see him at West Mead’s Children’s Hospital.

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  • I think it’s cruel to let a child suffer in pain simply because they are a child. My babies pediatrician agrees and surprisingly enough so does the expert pediatrician on here.

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