Why Can't I Use Ibuprofen for Chicken Pox?

Why can’t I use ibuprofen for chicken pox?

Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medication. It reduces inflammation by interrupting the normal cascade of chemical reactions that happens in the body during an infection, illness or injury. However, like all medications, we need to be aware of any potential side effects.

Using ibuprofen in chicken pox may lead to an increased risk of serious skin infection – a condition called necrotising fasciitis. The specific reasons for this are unknown, but it’s thought that by reducing the inflammation that the body has in response to the chicken pox spots, it may reduce the body’s ability to fight infections on the skin and therefore certain bacteria might hijack that vulnerability.

To learn more you should go to a medical professional.

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