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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Cornelis | 2018/07/13

Q.

Chickenpox

Daughter travelling in Singapore at the moment. Her daughter, 18 month old, has contracted chicken pox. She has stopane with her, is it a safe enough means to keep temperature down?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2018/07/19

Please do not let your daughter give your granddaughter Stopayne. This medicine contains codeine which preferably should not be given to children under two years. It is safe to give her Panado or Calpol which contains paracetamol or Nurofen which contains ibuprofen.

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