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Reye's Syndrome


About
Reye's Syndrome is most common in children between 4 and 12 who have taken aspirin during viral infections. The brain and liver, along with other internal organs, are affected by it. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, confusion, drowsiness, speech impairment, etc.


Notes
  • Make sure you are taking supplements for overall good health. If you are not taking these basic supplements, we recommend Enfuz from Vitabase. When you take a small packet of pills each day, you get all the basic nutrition you need. Each packet contains a multi-vitamin, CoQ10 (for heart health), Omega 3, Vitamin D-3, a probiotic, and a powerful set of antioxidants to help your body fight off disease.
  • Children's aspirin has been withdrawn in research linking it to Reye's Syndrome.
  • There is no cure. Treatment is by monitoring and supporting the liver, lungs, heart, and brain and is hospitalized. Surgery might be needed to lower the swelling and pressure on the brain.
  • To detect Reye's syndrome is by spinal tap.


Advice
  • Do not for any reason give a child aspirin.
  • Do not give your child any glutamine, glutamic acid, gluten, glutathione and monosodium glutamate.
  • Watch for warning signs after the flu, ear infection, a cold, and the chickenpox. Heavy and prolonged vomiting, disoriented, Fatigue, and lapses in memory. Go the emergency room.



Helpful nutrients for this condition.

Branched-chain amino acid complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Protects against muscle deficiency.
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Flaxseed oil
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides essential fatty acids. Keeps skin supple and moist.
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Garlic
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Boosts energy levels. Stimulates immune system.
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Lecithin
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides choline. Helps with nerve impulse transmission. Aids in producing energy.
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Lecithin
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides choline. Helps with nerve impulse transmission. Aids in producing energy.
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Phosphatidyl choline
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides choline. Helps with nerve impulse transmission. Aids in producing energy.
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L-Methionine plus Glutathione
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Potent antioxidants. Prevent liver damage and remove harmful toxins.
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Raw brain glandular
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances function of brain.


Vitamin A
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Beneficial for construction of healthy skin cells.
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Beta carotene
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps the body produce vitamin A when needed.
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Vitamin B complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with enzyme systems. Promotes healing.
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Vitamin E
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Prevents free radical damage.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.

Alfalfa, Hyssop, Milk Thistle, Hawthorn Berry, Siberian Ginseng, Pau d'arco and Yams (wild)
Type: Internal
Purposes: Aids in repairing the liver.
Cautions: For heart disorders, hypoglycemia and high blood pressure not use Siberian Ginseng.
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Calendula, Chamomile and/or Aloe Vera
Type: External
Purposes: Lotion to repair the skin and give nourishment.
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Catnip or Chamomile
Type: External
Purposes: Tea to relieve stress.
Cautions: Never use chamomile if you have allergic reactions to ragweed and never use for an long term basis.
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