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    Mark, be careful giving the kids the Pepto Bismol.

    http://www.fisher-price.com/fp.aspx?...content=166644

    Pepto-Bismol has the active ingredient bismuth subsalicylate, which has been found to be safe and effective for treating “nonspecific diarrhea” in adults. However, bismuth subsalicylate is chemically related to aspirin (acetylsalicylate), which can be dangerous for children. When given during a viral illness, it can cause Reye’s Syndrome, a rare condition that can involve serious brain damage. For this reason, products containing bismuth subsalicylate must carry the following warning on the label: “Children and teenagers should not use this medicine for chicken pox or flu symptoms before a doctor is consulted about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness reported to be associated with aspirin.” In addition, recent studies have not found these medicines to be effective in children under 12.

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    I was constipated, took Immodium A/D thinking that was the cure. Then I had white castles to break the dam loose and it worked! But I've created so many different types of fossil fuels in the atmosphere that Al Gore wanted to start a rumor about it.
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    Default well isnt that nice

    well, that is nice to know,

    I have been giving it to them in small doses
    ever since they could walk..

    it says in rare instances it causes problems,
    I suppose it is way too late to worry about that.









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    Better to know late than never Mark, I just wouldn't give them anymore. I gave mine when little the same stuff not knowing, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie View Post
    Better to know late than never Mark, I just wouldn't give them anymore. I gave mine when little the same stuff not knowing, too.
    thank you for the info

    I have to wonder if this is a freak allergic reaction
    that happens to a small number of people in the population
    like people that are allergic to pennecilliin...???

    Its a little late to worry about it now


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    I'm going to ask about getting a shot this year, haven't before, but it may be a good idea this year.

    Jamie had the flue this Summer for a week, or this last Spring.
    I think I had it too, for a few hours.
    That's the good thing about age, you have more antibodies built up.

    They say that in a few months my immunity will be down to zip.
    There goes one more thing I was proud of.
    Dang it!

    Watching USC and the Irish.
    I'm West Coast, so I'm pulling for USC.
    Washington beat USC this year, and lost in overtime to Notre Dame.

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    Default 1918 flu pandemic

    I was talking to my 92 YO mother about her experience with 1918 flu pandemic.

    She lived on a farm, with cows, chickens, orchards and land for crops.
    Her family didn't go to school for a while, and didn't have outside visitors.

    That pandemic attacked the young and healthy.

    I read this week, that people were taking large quantities of aspirin for it.
    Like 25 tablets every three hours.
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...aspirin13.html
    Lungs were filling up with watery blood.
    Now they think that the overdose of aspirin may have contributed to the deaths.
    Last edited by Terry; 10-17-2009 at 01:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar Plumbing View Post
    I was constipated, took Immodium A/D thinking that was the cure. .

    I think you already know that immodium is for the other side of that equation! If you took immodium, you may not poop for a week!

    I love immodium. As Carl Malden said about his American Express card, don't leave home without it! And as another senior citizen said, at this age, you can't trust a fart!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    I was talking to my 92 YO mother about her experience with 1918 flu pandemic.

    She lived on a farm, with cows, chickens, orchards and land for crops.
    Her family didn't go to school for a while, and didn't have outside visitors.

    That pandemic attacked the young and healthy.

    I read this week, that people were taking large quantities of aspirin for it.
    Like 25 tablets every three hours.
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...aspirin13.html
    Lungs were filling up with watery blood.
    Now they think that the overdose of aspirin may have contributed to the deaths.

    Very interesting about the aspirin! My parents were both born in '05, and I reget now that I never talked to them about the '18 thing. About the only thing I know about that time is that Mom's older brother was gassed in the trenches in France, and only lived a few years after returning home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    Lungs were filling up with watery blood.
    Now they think that the overdose of aspirin may have contributed to the deaths.
    Makes sense - aspirin's a blood thinner, isn't it?
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    Mark, you are welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunbar Plumbing View Post
    I was constipated, took Immodium A/D thinking that was the cure. Then I had white castles to break the dam loose and it worked! But I've created so many different types of fossil fuels in the atmosphere that Al Gore wanted to start a rumor about it.
    KFC works for me. Only takes about 15 minutes

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    That's all that grease in it. Yuk.

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    Before my by-pass operation I used to eat that crap all the time. Now I'm a rice and V8 juice fan and loving it

    It's amazing how a little thing like DEATH can change a lifetime of bad habits.

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