A 40-year-old female asked:
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had mild hives from nsaids. allergist wants to desensitize me, feels i am very low risk, but wants me to do it myself at home; baby asp each day. ok?

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Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
No: Baby Aspirin and nsaids are not in the same family. Taking a baby Aspirin may not desensitize you to nsaids.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It won't work with hives.
Oct 2, 2013

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Won't work: Hives from nsaids are specific for that drug and not a class effect. Desensitization has worked well for those with nsaid-induced asthma but has neve ... Read More
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Does not work: Whereas desensitization usually works for those with NSAID induced asthma, it does not usually work for hives.
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Not sure: It is possible that another exposure could make your hives worse. Did you have any swelling of your lips when this happened? If you did i would not tr ... Read More
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