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I'm allergic to aspirin and ibuprofen are there any alternatives?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Why do you need it?: These medicines are used for different reasons. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can sometimes help with fever, but it is not as good of an anti-inflamatory medication. Asprin has been shown to help reduce heart attacks in patients at risk, and if necessary see an allergist so s/he can evaluate if you need asprin, and if "asprin desensitization" is medically necessary.

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