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A 40-year-old member asked:

does aspirin worsen asthma?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes: Aspirin can trigger asthma flare up. Aspirin indirectly increases chemical mediator production known as leukotriennes which are potent bronchial smooth muscle contractant.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
In some...: Some asthmatic patients have a triad of asthma, nasal polyps and Aspirin sensitivity. This is known as "triad asthma" and these patients need to avoid aspirin.

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A 49-year-old male asked:

Does aspirin cause asthma or just make it worse if it exists?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Trigger: Aspirin does no necessarily cause asthma. It is ok in most people with asthma. There is a group of people with asthma and nasal polyps, who as a syndrome show sensitivity to aspirin, having it as a trigger for asthma attack.

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