?A few things to use with caution —or not at all, for Covid-19. ⁠

Steroids NSAIDS (ibuprofen,aspirin) and acetaminophen was also listed in the studies which is not an NSAID.

We are reading reports of the dangers of NSAIDS. ⁠ ⁠ You will have to decide for yourself if you wish to use with caution, or not at all. I personally have used NAIDS in cases of 104 temps when a child is hallucinating and they are too ill to transport —but it wasn’t for this type of a flu.

Here’s what the studies are showing: ⁠

Antibody response in humans:⁠ ⁠ Lowering the fever with aspirin and acetaminophen suppressed antibody response and increased the severity of subjective symptoms in human trials of experimental rhinovirus infection treated with salicylates and NSAID. ⁠ ⁠

Ibuprofen had a strong similar trend (worse than placebo on every measure) but which did not reach statistical significance.⁠ ⁠

Influenza Mortality: ⁠ ⁠ Increased in animal trials: on meta-analysis of 8 trials, the use of aspirin, acetaminophen, or diclofenac increased mortality from experimental influenza infection by 34%.⁠ ⁠⁠

Animal Trials: ⁠ ⁠ Rabbits infected with Pasteurella had a 29% mortality rate. One group had their fever lowered by 1.5 degrees with salicylates, and had 100% mortality. ⁠ ⁠

Pneumonia Mortality: ⁠ ⁠ Animal trials: In a meta-analysis of 3 studies, antipyretic therapy in pneumonia doubled mortality rate in animals. ⁠ ⁠ Def never use aspirin for fever, which is linked with Reye’s syndrome.⁠ ⁠

Please see our previous post on Covid-19 and steroids use /prescriptions.