Pott disease

  • Bacterial infection which most commonly affects the middle and lower spine
    Symptoms may include back pain and stiffness, fever, chills, weight loss and night sweats
    Spread by breathing in infected droplets from the air or contact with infected person
    Affects males and females but more common in males
  • Can occur at any age
    May be mild without symptoms to severe with paralysis

FOR FEVER

  • Apply cool cloth to forehead or armpits
  • Drink plenty of fluids (especially water)
  • Avoid alcohol, tea and coffee as these drinks can cause slight dehydration
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen
    • Aspirin (Do not give to children or adolescents)

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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