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Can i give dd (with extremely sore throat) Calpol and Calprofen?

(9 Posts)
Rewy Mon 07-Jul-14 20:58:12

Dd (8) Developed sore throat on friday ,slight temp
Tonsils not swollen and no white spots
Does look v red and she is crying as its so sore
Been giving Calpol ,fluids ,milk and spoons of honey

Badvoc2 Mon 07-Jul-14 21:01:47

I think gp tomorrow if she is no better tbh.

ilovelamp82 Mon 07-Jul-14 21:01:48

Yes. You can give both. Just follow the dosage. Hope she feels better.

ataposaurus Mon 07-Jul-14 21:04:04

Yes you can give both, one is paracetamol the other ibuprofen.

Rewy Mon 07-Jul-14 21:04:24

Fast replies thankyou
Gp probably wont give her anything though?

ilovelamp82 Mon 07-Jul-14 21:10:09

Depends why she has a sore throat. They may give her antibiotics. Maybe she has tonsillitis. I used to have this a lot when I was younger. And still occasionally now. Unbelievably painful. They would give her antibiotics. A few days on soup and ice cream and she'll be fine. If it is tonsillitis, make sure she finishes the course as it has a nasty habit of coming back next if the course isn't complete.

Badvoc2 Mon 07-Jul-14 21:15:20

All depends.
If it goes in for days they will.
Also, the white spots can appear anytime...

Badvoc2 Mon 07-Jul-14 21:15:48

There is an OTC medication called difflam throat spray which is very good.

Rewy Mon 07-Jul-14 21:46:07

Right will keep that in mind thankyou

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