Aspirin is commonly considered as a harmless medication and people often use it to reduce fever and sooth headaches. However, aspirin can be very dangerous and its application can be fatal if the pill is taken to treat certain diseases, such as chickenpox.
Chickenpox is a contagious condition caused by infection with the varicella zoster virus. The common symptoms include skin rash on the body and head that develops into itchy pockmarks. These marks usually heal without leaving scars. Many patients have fever. The infection is easily spread through direct contact, coughing or sneezing.
There is actually no treatment of the condition and sufferers generally try to sooth the symptoms. They have to maintain perfect personal hygiene and to avoid scratching and pockmarks. People with fever take various medications to reduce it. However, you should be very careful what medication you use for this purpose. In this case the common aspirin can cause severe complications and can even be life-threatening. It may cause the Reye syndrome – a serious disease of the brain and liver with fatal consequences. That is why you should use paracetamol but no aspirin.