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Tamiflu ?? 3 months 3 weeks ago #65868

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Hello my daughter is 5 with itp levels drop when she is sick only. She has not had the flu shot as doctors said she shouldn’t since she had ivig. Hopefully she won’t need it but suppose she does get the flu is tamiflu safe for children with ITP??

Last year we had a terrible battle with the flu and we had to alternate Motrin and Tylenol. But since she was diagnosed with itp we know Motrin is a No No. how would we treat?

Thank you all in advance you have all been so good and supportive to us.

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Tamiflu ?? 2 months 3 weeks ago #66070

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The claims are that Tamiflu will only lessen symptoms by 12 hours or less. It doesn't cure the flu or treat it.
The best prevention is Vitamin D and Vitamin C. If she would get the flu, you could probably use NSAIDS if her counts are over 50k at the time. I'd check with her doctors.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/22156085/
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4375804/?fbclid=IwAR3L3AInpwratszGs5Lp-yGksVMNB8GWhNdCHlM1TbbBtzA8cg145tzCHrk

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