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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada, Pediatrician
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Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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I gave my 10 year old son half of baby aspirin 81 mg non

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i gave my 10 year old son half of baby aspirin 81 mg non chewable. could this harm him?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no, he takes medication for asthma as needed
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: exzema . he had an headache
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 10 months ago.

Hello, The dose is inadequate and children below 12 are usually not advised aspirin, especially for fever and if there is history of Asthma. One chance intake may not do any harm, so please do not worry.

Tylenol would be much safer for his headache.

Good luck to him.