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Is aspirin safe for babies?

Is aspirin safe for babies?

Not recomended: Aspirin when given during certain childhood illnesses can cause rye syndrome. If baby has fever best to go with tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Den
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Why did the em ts give me 4 baby aspirins when I thought something was with my heart?

Why did the em ts give me 4 baby aspirins when I thought something was with my heart?

Depends: As a precaution. Any time there is a risk of a heart attack, they will give you aspirin. Different schools of thought will tell you different doses of Aspirin to give, so it is not definite that another person will get 4 baby aspirins if they have chest pain. They might get 1, 2, 3, etc. ...Read more

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Why did the emts give me 4 baby aspirins when I thought something was wrong with my heart?

Why did the emts give me 4 baby aspirins when I thought something was wrong with my heart?

Protocol: It has been shown that aspirin, when given in the setting of acute coronary syndrome, can lower risk of a major adverse cardiac event by 30-50%. It is protocol for emts to administer 324 mg of quick dissolving (baby aspirin) when heart attack is suspected, even if the recipient says they already took a daily dose - just to be sure. A little extra won't hurt but none at all could be harmful. ...Read more

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Why can’t I give my baby aspirin?

Why can’t I give my baby aspirin?

No: Although rare, babies with certain viral illnesses who are given Aspirin for fever can develop something called reye syndrome. The symptoms include vomiting, confusion, seziures and can progress to coma and liver failure. So unless your pediatrician specifically told you to give your child aspirin, it's best to stick with Acetaminophen (tylenol) or, at 9 months or older, Ibuprofen (motrin, advil). ...Read more

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Is it ok to give a 7 year old a baby aspirin if he has a fever?

Is it ok to give a 7 year old a baby aspirin if he has a fever?

No: Aspirin is not recommended for children any more, except under very special circumstances. Giving Aspirin along with certain viral illnesses can have a life threatening complication called reye's syndrome. Give your baby Acetaminophen (tylenol), then see your doctor if the fever persists. ...Read more

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Why would taking an 81 mg baby aspirin a day for the last 2 days give me a pressure headache and when i bend a pressure like feeling?

Why would taking an 81 mg baby aspirin a day for the last 2 days give me a pressure headache and when i bend a pressure like feeling?

?side effect: Stop the Aspirin and see what happens. It could just be a side effect. Check your blood pressure. Should be lower than 130/80. Go see your dr if it's persistent. Have a nice day! ...Read more

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I have had bad had headaches since childhood, my granny would give me baby aspirin. Sometimes throbbing on one side other times behind eye. Mri clear.

I have had bad had headaches since childhood, my granny would give me baby aspirin. Sometimes throbbing on one side other times behind eye. Mri clear.

Migraine?: You may be suffering from migraine and need to be treayed with preventive meds and other meds like tryptans etc. You need to be diagnosed properly and than treated consult a neurologist who specialises in headache. ...Read more

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Can you give a 5 month old baby tylenol (acetaminophen) our aspirin. May have ear infection.

Can you give a 5 month old baby tylenol (acetaminophen) our aspirin.  May have ear infection.

Tylenol, (acetaminophen) no aspirin : We have not recommended Aspirin for kids under 16 for decades, after it was found linked to acute liver and brain damage during certain illnesses.Tylenol (acetaminophen) at a dose of 10 mg/kg every 4 hours is often used for discomfort. ...Read more

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Can a baby use aspirin?

Can a baby use aspirin?

No: We have not used Aspirin or Aspirin like products in kids under age 16 for decades after it was tied to a rare cause of liver failure/death. The only exceptions are treating kids with arthritis, kawasaki disease or rheumatic fever. The "baby aspirin" as a low dose has resurfaced & is used with adults to help prevent heart attacks. ...Read more

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