Treatment for Flares
If your child has been diagnosed with PANDAS and is experiencing a flare, we would recommend following these steps. Flares happen because the immune system is stimulated resulting in a rise in antibody levels.
- Start your child on a 5 day course of ibuprofen (if they have responded to this before and do not have any other underlying problems with Ibuprofen such as gastritis or asthma)
- If your child is on antibiotic prophylaxis you can step up to treatment dose whilst you arrange for a medical assessment.
- Don’t panic, this will pass.