It’s Flu Season: Do you know what meds to avoid?

Flu Season is here again.  Remember to check the ingredients on the prescription, over the counter, and topical products and medications you consider buying to make sure they don’t contain salicylates.

Our handy wallet size ingredient cards can assist you with this, and are available by contacting the NRSF office by email or by phone.  (A small donation for the wallet cards would help us print more as we need them, and cover postage, but it is not mandatory.)

The NRSF does not condone Chicken Pox Parties.  Parents need to be aware that chicken pox is a virus, and in exposing their child to a virus, they also run the risk of Reye’s Syndrome, stroke, and a host of other potential viral complications.  Read more about this issue at www.ReyesSyndrome.Org/chickenpox.html

Reye’s Syndrome is often misdiagnosed as Encephalopathy, which it is a form of, along with drug overdose in Teens and Young Adults, and as SIDs in infants.

This time of year, when Influenza, (Flu) can run unchecked through our communities and schools, we need to do all we can to stave off  viral infection.  If your child is sick, keep him or her home and encourage other parents of sick children to do the same.

Teach children to wash their hands and to sing the Happy Birthday song as they do so.  Three times through, and those little hands can be mostly germ free!  The NRSF, using the CDC’s Kidtastics Flu video has created a video for kids about keeping safe during flu season at Angela and the KidTastics  (Video)

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Save a Life this Flu Season; ask your neighborhood School, Day Care, Sunday School, Head Start Program, or Physician’s Office if they know they can download a valuable package of  Reye’s Syndrome information from the Reye’s Syndrome website at www.ReyesSyndrome.Org/schools.html.

Download some information and take a sample to them to pass on to parents, teachers, and caregivers.  Your actions will save a life!

Other Names for Aspirin:

Acetyl Salicylic Acid
Acetylsalicylate
Acetylsalicylic Acid
Aluminum Acetyl Salicylate
Ammonium Salicylate
Amyl Salicylate
Arthropan
Aspirin
Benzyl Salicylate
Butyloctyl Salicylate
Calcium Acetyl Salicylate
Choline Salicylate
Ethyl Salicylate
Lithium Salicylate
Methyl Salicylate
Methylene Disalicylic Acid
Octisalate
Octyl Salicylate
Phenyl Salicylate
Procaine Salicylate
Sal Ethyl Carbonate
Salicylamide
Salicylanilide
Salicylsalicylic Acid
Santalyl Salicylate
Sodium Salicylate
Stoncylate
Strontium Salicylate
Sulfosalicylic Acid
Tridecyl Salicylate
Trolamine Salicylate

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December 30, 2012 · 1:15 am

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