A 40-year-old female asked:
if i get a few tiny hives from both ibuprofen and aspirin, does that mean i can't take any nsaids at all? also, i get hives without any meds at times
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ian Bach answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
No: There are 6 classes of nsaids. Aspirin (salicylic acid group) & Ibuprofen (proprionic acid group) are in 2 different classes. You may not get hives if you take an NSAID from one of the other classes. Tread carefully though. Repeat exposure to a med you are allergic to can lead to more serious side effects (breathing/swallowing troubles). Consider seeing allergist for testing.
Answered on Dec 29, 2014
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