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Can I Give Aspirin To My Baby
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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.
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
If your not supposed to give children's aspirin to kids, then why do they still make it and sell it?
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