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is aspirin safe to give my child to decrease his flu symptoms

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Dr. Robert Frolichstein
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: There is a condition called reye syndrome that has been associated with the use of Aspirin by children when treating a viral illness. This syndrome af ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
15 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No!: Aspirin is not safe for young infants and children and can lead to reyes's syndrome if they have the flu. Use Acetaminophen (tylenol)!
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Consider this: Giving kids under 16 aspirin containing products during or after the flu has been linked with abrupt liver failure and death after a period of coma. T ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Can be a cause but!: There can also be other causes. It is best to discuss with your physician. This is a great drug and it can control your MS but you need guidance t ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not easy: Bed rest, fluids, anti-inflammatory meds, hugging and generally doing your best to minimize discomfort until the disease runs its course. They will g ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Very common: Flu is very common (about 10% of the US population catch it each flu season). It affects girls and boys, young and old. Parents can call her pediatric ... Read More
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
TLC: Treating the symptoms by maintaining hydration and keeping fever down help. Look up homeopathic remedies like bryonia, gelsemium and oscillococcinum. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This may or may not be flu related but you can at least find out and discuss treatment options.
A 40-year-old female asked:
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Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Ibuprofen and Honey: Believe it or not, raw honey, 1 to 2 teaspoons every 4 to 6 hours, is very beneficial. Also a good dose of Ibuprofen every 6 hours can be greatly hel ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rapid Onset: With swine flu onset is usually very swift – within 3 to 6 hours you have been hit hard by pain & fever. With seasonal flu, symptoms may start to deve ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Coronavirus: The virus has very similar symptoms to other viral illnesses including the flu. The virus has caused severe pneumonia and adult respiratory distress ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Rice
26 years experience Infectious Disease
No: All travelers to Mozambique are at risk for malaria, and are recommended to take a malaria prevention antibiotic during and after your travel, as well ... Read More

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