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_Stix_Pooh-Bah
2,419 posts
Location: la-la land


Posted:
Health experts have issued a warning that children under 16 should not take aspirin because of the risk of a rare but potentially fatal condition called Reye's syndrome.
Audrey Harrington's daughter Katie died of the condition in 1981, aged 11.

https://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/2353187.stm

After hearing how fantastic Aspirin is over the years..

Why didn't we just stick with White Willow bark extract?

So if you are 15 and 364 days old you have to wait a day..

I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
The risk of Rye's syndrome has been recognized in the U.S. for over 10 years. Aspirin should not be given to children underr 16, especially if they have fever.

The reason that willow bark wasn't as good as aspirin, BTW, was because it was much more acidic and irritating to the stomach than aspirin.

Aspirin is still great for adults and can be used to treat a number of complaints and conditions, but kids should take Tylenol or Advil.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


_Stix_Pooh-Bah
2,419 posts
Location: la-la land


Posted:
Cool thanks Mike - if you guys have known about it for TEN years.. it's a real shame that that little girl died..

Another life lost due to no communications..

RIP little Katie

I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..


SaBBaSenthusiast
215 posts
Location: Madrid, Spain


Posted:
quick question for you, mike(to help you practicing for your life as a doctor... ):
isn't paracetamol good for fever? that's what i've heard is pretty good...
just curious...

Don't you destroy your enemy by making him your friend?? - Rev Bem (Magog), Andromeda


iluminaryfaeriemember
89 posts
Location: Guelph, Ontario, Camerica


Posted:
indeed.
no drugs are good for you.
we've basically stopped the natural evolution of our immune systems through the use of medications. soon we'll have disgustingly weak immune systems and pop pills for anything. death from the common cold won't be that unlikely.

well that is if the world doesn't end in 2012, whiiiiich it will..

jig whu? jigga hey?! jigga gaja!

orangu-funking-tan


FlyntSILVER Member
Intrepid Penguin
5,635 posts
Location: Australia


Posted:
so what we are saying is, kiddies should wait till they are 16 before they start gobbling pills??

I think i'd rather go eat some oranges and some garlic......

Currently on the right side up of the world.


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by SaBBaS:
quick question for you, mike(to help you practicing for your life as a doctor... ):
isn't paracetamol good for fever? that's what i've heard is pretty good...
just curious...

It is good for fever, but the best thing to do with a fever is to just let it be. A fever is a defense mechanism, so don't fight fevers.

If a fever is so high that it's dangerous, then you need to go to the hospital.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


AardvarkOnAcidmember
92 posts
Location: San Francisco Bay Area


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by iluminaryfaerie:
indeed.
no drugs are good for you.
we've basically stopped the natural evolution of our immune systems through the use of medications. soon we'll have disgustingly weak immune systems and pop pills for anything. death from the common cold won't be that unlikely.

well that is if the world doesn't end in 2012, whiiiiich it will..

jig whu? jigga hey?! jigga gaja!

The natural evolution of our immune systems involved everyone who didn't fight off a disease dying. Thats kind of how evolution works. Remember the black plaque?

Is that all life comes down to? To be lying face down with an overenthusiastic guy in pink pin-striped pants sitting on top of you and grunting? -- Random MusingsSex, Drugs and Psytrance.


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