My 20 month old may have taken a bayer aspirin at my elderly neighbors...i am not worried about overdose per say. I do know that children are not supposed to take aspirin because of reye syndrome...is that something to worry about with just one aspirin or is a long term type of thing?
I am so sorry, I read your first sentence as "I am 20 years old and might have taken ..." I can't believe I did that.
About your child taking maybe one aspirin, you can call in to your pedi and ask the after-hours person. My guess is that one is not going to harm a child, even one that young, but PLEASE reconfirm this with the pediatrician.
If you can't reach the pediatrician, call a poison-control number, or the 800- number for Bayer, or look on their website.
My guess is that your child did not eat the aspirin. It is very bitter, if it was not in a kids' formula. Ever tried to get him to eat something all the way to swallowing, that is bitter? :)
Thank you AnnieBrooke. Do you know anything about Reye syndrome? My question is...if she did take the aspirin...does she have a greater risk of developing reyes for life or just while the aspirin is in her system? I have looked everywhere on the internet and cannot find an answer to my question. Logically, I would think that it would not affect her in the years to come but I do not know for sure.
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