My daughter takes liquid naproxen for her JRA but lately its been unavailable. I have been giving her ibuprofen as an alternative but her knee is starting to swell, complains of pain in her knees & she's running a low-grade fever. She has been out of naproxen for 9 days. What can I give her in place of naproxen & ibuprofen?
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I believe that OTC Alieve is Naproxen-just a lower dose than script. When my knees swelled up with fluid my Rheum took a portable ultrasound machine, located and then extracted the fluid. After that he injected a small steroid shot in each knee. It helped so much. I am on Enbrel now also. Best wishes to your daughter. A child shouldn't have such a painful disease. It breaks my heart. Kay
Hello I know this question is alittle dated but just for the record and others still in need my 3 yr old daughter was diagnosed with JRA on the right side of her leg mainly her knee and she was tested and X-rays and she also was put on naproxen liquid but she also had 2 years of therapy and then they are the ones who really helped her and made it possible to start school healthy and she has symptoms from now and then but we just use ibprophine over the counter but we still use the exercises they thought us and u think that helps tremendously. She started and diagnosed at 3 and she is now 8 and she has been only doing chk ups not full blown therapy. Hope maybe some easy at home exercise helps and she gets no need to have to even hear of the needles in her knees or anywhere they want to poke her and even if they say it needs to be done I would look into other doctors and options that will always be our last result. Good luck
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