treating central fever in TBI

  1. 0 Do you have any special ways of treating central fever in TBI patients? Blood+brain=fever

    We culture the patient a few times, and use tylenol and ibuprofen with alcohol baths, ice packs, fans, and cooling blankets.

    But I've heard of drugs out there that treat central fever - anyone use one?

    Thanks!
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    About MistyDawnRN06

    Joined Mar '05; Posts: 156; Likes: 167.

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  3. Visit  badrm87 profile page
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    emm we make cold compresses and bed bath till 38 C then we give perfalgan vial
  4. Visit  misswoosie profile page
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    There is a drug used to treat malignant hyperpyrexia-dantrolene. MH is usually (always?) as a result of anasthesia and is due to an inherited condition.
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    Quote from misswoosie
    There is a drug used to treat malignant hyperpyrexia-dantrolene. MH is usually (always?) as a result of anasthesia and is due to an inherited condition.
    Dantrolene is not effective in neurogenic fever. It is great for malignant hyperthermia r/t anesthesia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.


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