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Old 03-17-2012, 12:27 PM   #21
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Motrin and tylenol are safe in moderation but will affect the liver and kidneys as stated above. I am sure your son is fine- but Jennifer posted the s/s to watch for.

We all grew up taking aspirin. In fact, I remember getting ours crushed up, mixed with water and sugar and taking it like that. Yum! Yum! Yum!!!

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Old 03-17-2012, 01:48 PM   #22
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Yeah I wouldn't worry at all..I grew up taking aspirin with sugar when I was sick. I prefer it to tylenol actually.
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What I do is not allow anyone to give my daughter ANY medication. It is just understood. The otc meds I buy remain in the original package(bottle inside box for example) as I don't want to ever take any chances on mistakes. I still read the package every time I give my daughter a medication to go over dosages and so forth.
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Re: My MIL gave my son aspirin!

My pede recommends motrin over tylenol. Also i always give my mom/mil/people who watch dd a bottle of what i feel is acceptable meds along with the paper my pede gives me with acceptable doses and when they recommend giving meds. That way there is no confusion.
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My ped also recommends motrin over tylenol once kiddos are 6 months or over.
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I haven't read all the comments, but I just wanted to say that DS1 had Kawasaki's disease and the treatment for it (after the 4 days in the hospital) is a really intense baby aspirin schedule. He had to take 12 baby aspirins a day for the first 2 weeks and then it was tapered down for the next 3 weeks. He is fine and he took a LOT of aspirin. While peds don't recommend aspirin generally anymore, some kids (like mine) still have to take it. So, I think you'll be fine if it was only one aspirin.
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What I do is not allow anyone to give my daughter ANY medication. It is just understood. The otc meds I buy remain in the original package(bottle inside box for example) as I don't want to ever take any chances on mistakes. I still read the package every time I give my daughter a medication to go over dosages and so forth.
This is why I didnt send any meds with him, he had just had a dosage of tylenol and I thought it would stave off the fever until I got home. I think she was trying to do the right thing, just didnt execute very well.

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I haven't read all the comments, but I just wanted to say that DS1 had Kawasaki's disease and the treatment for it (after the 4 days in the hospital) is a really intense baby aspirin schedule. He had to take 12 baby aspirins a day for the first 2 weeks and then it was tapered down for the next 3 weeks. He is fine and he took a LOT of aspirin. While peds don't recommend aspirin generally anymore, some kids (like mine) still have to take it. So, I think you'll be fine if it was only one aspirin.
That must have been traumatic! Thanks for sharing though, yeah he hasnt shown any signs so far of reyes so I think we should be good.
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I wouldn't worry about it but I would just make a point to not have anyone medicate the children other than you. I wouldn't leave a list, just a note in your medicine cabinet to call you in case someone goes hunting to try to give something anyway.

It's so easy to get confused on dosing for parents who are familiar with the medications that I'd be concerned to leave it for someone else to do, could lead to errors, esp for someone older who is not familiar with it. My girls go to their dad's on the weekends & I've tried to send liquid meds & information on what they need. He never gives the correct amount of liquids (always too little) so I started sending chewables to make it harder to mess up or have them stay home if they are that sick.
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