Treatments and drugs. The goals of initial treatment are to lower fever and inflammation and prevent heart damage. To accomplish those goals, your child’s doctor may recommend:
- Gamma globulin. Infusion of an immune protein (gamma globulin) through a vein (intravenously) can lower the risk of coronary artery problems.
- Aspirin. High doses of aspirin may help treat inflammation. Aspirin can also decrease pain and joint inflammation, as well as reduce the fever.
- Kawasaki treatment is a rare exception to the rule against aspirin use in children.