Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use and the risk of severe skin and soft tissue complications in patients with varicella or zoster disease. 2008, Mikaeloff, Br J Clin Pharmacol

The intake of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) a month prior to chickenpox is associated with a fivefold risk of complications. Paracetamol is associated with an increased risk of complications by 50%. In other studies, it was found that: 1) ibuprofen per month the previous chickenpox is associated with a triple risk of cutaneous superinfections.
2) ibuprofen is associated with an increased risk of necrotizing fasciitis 11.5 times.
3) ibuprofen is associated with increased risk of invasive strep. Tion of A in 3.9 times more [1].


NSAIDs and chickenpox. 2016, Gilbert, Br J Gen Pract

I recently graduated from the medical faculty, and for 6 years of training, despite repeated meetings with chickenpox, I have never heard that anti-inflammatory drugs complicate the course of chickenpox. Therefore, I did not take it seriously article in the Daily Mail, cautioning against use ibuprofen during chickenpox.
However, I found that the Ministry of Health and other medical associations really recommend not using anti-inflammatory drugs It's strange that no one has warned me about this during my entire training course, of course, information is available if you look for it, but since ibuprofen is such a common medicine, it is desirable that this information be enlightened wider.