A member asked:

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

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. David Rosenthal answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

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.

Answered 9/9/2014



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