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is aspirin safe for babies?

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Dr. Johnna Thomas
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Not recomended: Aspirin when given during certain childhood illnesses can cause rye syndrome. If baby has fever best to go with tylenol (acetaminophen).
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Never: Aspirin was linked to liver failure & death after kids took it during flu or chickenpox starting in the late 60's & 70's.It has almost disappeared after we stopped giving kids under 16 any aspirin related products. It is rarely used and only under close monitoring in a few childhood diseases.I would never give it to my child or advise others to.

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