Amelia Milner, a four-year-old girl became seriously ill after her parents gave her ibuprofen to reduce her fever and cough, the symptoms of deadly coronavirus.
According to her step-father, Ibuprofen worsens her condition instead of giving her relief. She started shaking, panting, and vomiting and couldn’t keep her eyes open.
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking your body’s production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation and is used to decrease pain or a fever.
France’s health minister, Dr. Olivier Véran, suggested ibuprofen which is cheap could worsen the infection. Mr. Collins, Amelia’s father’s concerns increased. He shared his daughter’s picture on Facebook.
He wrote: “If your child has symptoms of coronavirus, DO NOT give them ibuprofen.”
When the family called paramedics the NHS sent an emergency ambulance. Paramedics barely managed to bring down her temperature and a few times later she’s back to her old self.
Her mother Maddie said that she never saw her daughter in this condition before. Her mother said that with time Amelia’s is not doing well for seven days. Paramedics didn’t mention testing.