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Aspirin Allergy (Overview)

Unpredictable reactions to Aspirin including: 1) acute asthma in persons with nasal polyps and persistent asthma; 2) anaphylactic reactions; 3) hives and/or angioedema; 4) flare of hives in 25% of persons with chronic hives. Skin or blood tests are of no help with diagnosis. Usually not believed to be ige mediated, but instead related to lipoxygenase products such as leukotrienes.


Aspirin Allergy (Overview)

Unpredictable reactions to Aspirin including: 1) acute asthma in persons with nasal polyps and persistent asthma; 2) anaphylactic reactions; 3) hives and/or angioedema; 4) flare of hives in 25% of persons with chronic hives. Skin or blood tests are of no help with diagnosis. Usually not believed to be ige mediated, but instead related to lipoxygenase products such as leukotrienes.


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How can I know if I have aspirin allergy? Any test that can be done? I get hives from everything and impossible to know if it's really asp causing it.

How can I know if I have aspirin allergy? Any test that can be done? I get hives from everything and impossible to know if it's really asp causing it.

Skin testing...: Can tell you if you are allergic. There are some blood tests that could be done as well but what you need to do in order to find out is see an allergist/immunologist and have them perform skin testing to determine if there is a reaction. ...Read more

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I have an aspirin allergy. Can on over abundance of eosinophils in my sinuses/ nasal cavity actually prevent me from getting colds?

I have an aspirin allergy. Can on over abundance of eosinophils in my sinuses/ nasal cavity actually prevent me from getting colds?

No Cold Prevention: There is no relationship between an Aspirin allergy and cold prevention. In fact, there is a relatively common condition in which Aspirin allergy is associated with asthma and nasal polyps. In this case you are often sick more frequently. ...Read more

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How common is an aspirin allergy?

How common is an aspirin allergy?

Varies by population: In the general population, prevalence of Aspirin allergy is 0.6% to 2.5%. However, in people with asthma it is 8.8% to 11%. In persons with chronic sinus problems with nasal polyps, the prevalence of Aspirin allergy is 30-40%. ...Read more

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Aspirin allergy: what are the symtoms like?

Aspirin allergy: what are the symtoms like?

Multiple: Aspirin, like any other medication, can cause hives, rashes, and itching. More common however with Aspirin allergy are respiratory (asthma) symptoms such as shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, and wheezing. Pateints with nasal polyps should be especially careful about Aspirin allergy. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of an aspirin allergy?

What are the symtoms of an aspirin allergy?

Variable: It's the same as any other allergy - it can range from a mild rash with itching to serious, life-threatening obstruction of breathing. ...Read more

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Aspirin allergy - is it worth getting a bracelet?

Aspirin allergy - is it worth getting a bracelet?

Yes: Patients with Aspirin allergy can sometimes have allergy to other nonsteroidal agents (even though they are a different class of medication). In addition, there are salycilates found in other medications that can sometimes cross react to aspirin. So yes, it is a good idea to have a medical bracelet if you are allergic to aspirin. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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