Yearly flu shots are recommended
for children who are on long-term aspirin therapy. Children on long-term
aspirin therapy who get
chickenpox or the
flu are at risk for getting Reye
syndrome. Although there is a risk, Reye syndrome is very rare. Very few
cases have been reported in children with chronic arthritis
who were being treated with aspirin. If your child has been exposed to
chickenpox or the flu, talk to the doctor about giving your child acetaminophen to
control pain and relieve fever until the incubation period, or the illness
itself, has passed.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 30, 2014
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