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F0’s face is swollen because of drugs to treat Covid-19 ‘everyone can take it’

Seeing that a relative’s child recovered from Covid-19, the father in Hanoi also bought the same medicine for his son to use when he became F0. As a result, the patient showed facial swelling after taking the drug.

TS.BS Duong Van Trung, Head of Urology Department, Postal Hospital, is consulting many F0 in Hanoi, shared, during the consultation process, he encountered many cases of people being too worried before The epidemic has accumulated a lot of antibiotics and antiviral drugs. There are many drugs of unknown origin, which have not been licensed by the Ministry of Health.

According to TS.BS Duong Van Trung, the use of antibiotics and antiviral drugs without a doctor’s consultation causes many serious consequences. healtheven life-threatening.

F0's face is swollen because of Covid-19 medicine 'everyone can take it'
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Recently, TS.BS Trung received a phone call from a man in Hanoi. Accordingly, he asked TS.BS Trung for advice on the case of F0 being monitored at home. The patient is his son, 8 years old, had Covid-19 for 2 days.

“Currently, the fever is 38-39 degrees, does not reduce the fever, although the family has given the child anti-viral drugs from Russia. After drinking, my face swelled up …”, the patient’s father called with a worried voice. Dr. BS Trung startled and asked: “Why did you arbitrarily give me anti-viral medicine?”.

This father shared, he saw that the grandchildren – children of his sister, aged 2-3, with Covid-19, were all given anti-viral drugs from Russia. “No matter what happens to the children, they’re all fine,” explained the parent. In this case, the doctor had to ask the patient’s family to stop giving the child the above medicine.

“This is a very dangerous problem when antiretroviral drugs are prescription drugs or require the advice of a doctor to be used. But people arbitrarily buy ready to store at home to drink to prevent disease or when infected with Covid-19, take out to use. It is also worth mentioning that many people buy drugs of unknown origin, origin, fake drugs, which are very harmful to health … “, Dr. BS Trung emphasized.

Also according to TS.BS Duong Van Trung, Covid 19 is caused by a virus that is mostly mild and self-healing. “You see those children who are given antiviral drugs by their parents and then cured does not mean that they are cured because of taking the above antiviral drugs. Now those children are okay, but how long-term development of those children is, you do not know …”, the doctor said.

Regarding why antiviral drugs need a doctor’s opinion to be used, Dr. BS Trung explained: “Antiviral drugs are a completely new type of drug, with some adverse effects that are not good for the body, especially children. Therefore, doctors need to weigh the benefits of taking the drug with the harm it causes for each specific patient.

Taking advantage of people’s anxiety, many individuals have offered to sell “portable” virus treatment products from Russia and China to Vietnam. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Lan Hieu, Director of Hanoi Medical University, also shared that a mistake made by parents when taking care of children with Covid-19 at home is reading the news, listening to online advice, giving children anticoagulants. , Anti-inflammatory. Also according to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Lan Hieu, 2 other drugs that are asked a lot by parents are drugs to reduce the concentration of virus in the body orally or intravenously.

“This is a very dangerous thing. Studies have shown that young children have better resistance to viruses and fewer cytokine storms than adults. We do not recommend parents to buy hand-made medicines from China, Russia and Japan for their children”, added Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Lan Hieu.

Previously, on March 14, the Ministry of Health also issued new guidance on home management for people with Covid-19, including: home treatment F0 drugs required including:

Antipyretics: Paracetamol for adults: 500mg tablets, enough quantity for 3-5 days. Paracetamol for children (depending on weight and age): sachets of powder or nuggets mixed with oral suspension or tablets with content of 80mg, 100mg, 150mg or 250mg, 325mg, 500mg, the quantity is enough for 3-5 days.

Electrolyte balancing solution: Oresol, rehydration pack, other electrolytes. Cough medicine (depending on symptoms): herbal medicine, or cough suppressant alone, or cough suppressant combined with antihistamine…, the quantity is enough for 5-7 days. Note the indications, contraindications and warnings, be careful while using the drug.

Nasal solution: 0.9% sodium chloride, enough for 5-7 days. Medicines to treat underlying diseases according to prescriptions are being used for the patient (if necessary, enough for 1-2 weeks).

In addition, the Ministry of Health also issued guidelines for the treatment of common symptoms. Specifically:

F0 uses antipyretic drugs when the temperature is ≥ 38.5 degrees Celsius or a lot of headaches. For adults, the dose of Paracetamol is 1 tablet 500mg or 10-15mg/kg each time, can be repeated every 4-6 hours. Note that the total dose should not exceed 4g (4000mg)/day.

For children, use Paracetamol at a dose of 10-15 mg/kg/time (oral or rectal), at least 4-6 hours if repeated (or use dose according to age if the weight of the child is unknown). Note, the total dose should not exceed 60 mg/kg/day.

Use an electrolyte balancer solution for dehydration (due to high fever, diarrhea, fatigue). Encourage people with Covid-19 to drink plenty of water. Patients also need to increase nutrition, eat enough nutrients, increase eating fresh fruits and vegetables.

Use symptomatic medications as needed. If you have a lot of cough, you can use herbal cough suppressants, or cough suppressants alone, cough suppressants combined with antihistamines, etc. Note the indications, contraindications and warnings/cautions when using the drug.

The Ministry of Health also noted: “F0 does not arbitrarily use antiviral, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory drugs … without indications or prescriptions”.

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