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My son is on aspirin because he is diagnosed with kawasaki

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Customer: My son is on aspirin because he is diagnosed with kawasaki disease. i just want to know what's the risk of reye syndrome.
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Customer: he is on 81mg aspirin and he is 10 years old.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I also have another child that's 5 years old. She just contracted a cold (no fever), not sure if I should separate the two of them.
And how to avoid or minimize the chance of her bringing home the flu. She had the flu shot, not my son who has kawasaki.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Greetings,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
I am sorry for his condition.
The risk of Reye's syndrome is there but it is rare in this situation.
However, he needs to avoid contact with his sister.
Risk of Reye's is increased in case of viral infection.

It can be mild cold from other virus not flu.

Fever may be absent.

As she had flu shot, flu should not occur.

Please keep her well hydrated.

Room can be kept humidified.
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish her healthy life.
Regards.