This is a very important question. Children may certainly be allergic to Nurofen itself. This especially may occur in children with a family history of aspririn allergy wher children develop an allergy to all so-called 'NSAIDs' [non-streoidal anti-inflammatory drugs].There are other ingredients in Nurofen syrup especially sodium benzoate and other related preservatives which may also cause allergic reactions. It should be noted that dizziness is a well recognised side effect of Nurofen in children. It is essential to avoid giving your baby any Nurofen in the future.Try not to give your baby any medicine containing sodium benzoate as a preservative in future either.
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