A 40-year-old member asked:
does aspirin worsen asthma?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
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.
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.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Does aspirin cause asthma or just make it worse if it exists?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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.
Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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