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.

  1. 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). You cannot use ibuprofen if your child has chicken pox.
  2. If your child is on antibiotic prophylaxis you can step up to treatment dose whilst you arrange for a medical assessment.
  3. Don’t panic, this will pass.

Authored by: Dr Tim Ubhi

Published: 18th April 2019

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