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What is the recommendation on children under 19 and products that contain aspirin that are used topically not orally? can they even be around them?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

We recommend no oral salycalates (aspirin or other salicylate products) in kids under 16 due to an association with Reye syndrome.If given during viral illnesses, specifically flu or chickenpox, liver failure might occur. The condition is almost unheard of today.There is no reason to fear their use in older kids/adults or having them around kids.We still use aspirin in a few kid diseases.

Answered Apr 24, 2016

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