Aspirin may be recommended for some adults who need flu treatment, but emergency pediatricians never recommend it for children. You’ll learn why when you watch this video, which explains the link between Reye’s syndrome and aspirin.
Reye’s syndrome is a rare, but sometimes fatal condition that involves swelling of the brain and liver. In fact, the emergency pediatrician interviewed in this video says that one in four cases of Reye’s syndrome is fatal. The exact cause of Reye’s syndrome is still under investigation, but it’s strongly linked to the use of aspirin to treat an illness, especially the flu and chickenpox.
When your child’s regular pediatrician isn’t available, the team at Pediatrics After Hours can administer flu treatment in the DFW area. Call 972-355-2273 or take your child directly to one of our four clinics.