Varicella and NSAIDs – are you too chicken to prescribe?

Cite this article as:
Alasdair Munro. Varicella and NSAIDs – are you too chicken to prescribe?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at:
https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.18763

Jaxon is a 3-year-old boy, brought to the ED by his mother with chickenpox because of decreased oral intake. On examination he has a rash consistent with chickenpox, but no red flags. He is febrile and looks uncomfortable, and you note his heart rate is high. You go to prescribe paracetamol, but his mum has given him four doses in the past 24 hours already. You wonder if you can prescribe ibuprofen instead, but your colleague warns against it.