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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

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Aspirin allergy question? Is that why my eare ring?

Aspirin allergy question? Is that why my eare ring?

Aspirin allergy: May result in rash and throat tongue swelling and respiratory distress. Aspirin overdose or toxicity may result in ringing in ears. ...Read more

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Is worth getting a bracelet for an aspirin allergy?

Is worth getting a bracelet for an aspirin allergy?

Its up to you: It's not likely that someone will accidentally expose you to Aspirin or find you unconscious due to accidental exposure to Aspirin but if it makes you feel more secure, why not? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aspirin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: aspirin allergy?

Several types: 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. ...Read more

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Can aspirin allergy cause swelling to break out?

Yes: Swelling is a common symptom of allergy and especially common in Aspirin allergy. Most concerning is swelling of the airway that can lead to asthma symptoms. If swelling occurs in the throat or the tongue, it can obstruct the airway which could lead to death. ...Read more

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I had some past allergy from adult aspirin. Would I have the same problem if I take baby aspirin?

Possibly: If you have had a serious anaphylactic allergic reaction to aspirin, you should avoid all aspirin. This type of allergic reaction involves hypotension, severe respiratory distress, swelling of the larynx, and usually requires intubation and epinephrine.

If you had a minor rash or stomach upset with aspirin, you could try the low-dose baby Aspirin dose, with food. ...Read more

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Does aspirin help or worsens food allergies? I have a cold and food allergy at the same time.

Does aspirin help or worsens food allergies? I have a cold and food allergy at the same time.

No effect: Aspirin should have no affect on your food allergies. It could cause GI upset, gastritis, etc. But that would not be related to your allergies unless you had pre existing gastritis, which it could worsen. If you have a GI diagnosis, you should talk to your doctor before starting Aspirin or nsaids like motrin. ...Read more

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I have severe allergies to aspirin. The first time I ended up in the emergency room. Is aspirin allergy a common thing?

Be careful: Aspirin and nsaids can cause such reactions and may be life threatening, you need to avoid them. They can also cause other problems such as nasal polyps and asthma. Consult an allergist and you can get desensitized for it. ...Read more

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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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Aspirin allergy or triggered allergic reaction due to anything besides Bayer aspirin?

Aspirin allergy or triggered allergic reaction due to anything besides Bayer aspirin?

? Other ingredients: If you're fine with one brand (Bayer) then stay with it if you have to have it regularly for whatever reason, other formulations might have other inactive ingredients that might cause true allergy (rare) or adverse side effects interpreted as allergy to the formulation, if in doubt see an allergist/immunologist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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Air born, daily vitimins, regular aspirin, and zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies, what else should I do for allergies?

Air born, daily vitimins, regular aspirin, and zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies, what else should I do for allergies?

Allergies: You will not benefit from airborne! Aspirin or vitamins for your allergies. Try otc Nasacort (triamcinolone) and ultimately you need to see an allergist for adequate control of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I took air born, daily vitimins, regular aspirin, and zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies, is there anything else I should do?

I took air born, daily vitimins, regular aspirin, and zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies, is there anything else I should do?

Depends: Depends what your allergy symptoms are. If nasal symptoms, 2 otc nasal sprays - nasacort (triamcinolone) and Nasalcrom would likely help. Some get relief from nasal lavage - kit available at pharmacy. ...Read more

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I've never had an issue with NSAIDs But after taking 1 baby Aspirin today I feel mildly itchy. Is this an allergy?

I've never had an issue with NSAIDs But after taking 1 baby Aspirin today I feel mildly itchy. Is this an allergy?

Possible: Aspirin can cause an itchy hives in some people but your problem may also be coincidental. However I would still advise avoidance. If a low-dose ASA is needed for blood clotting issue, consult an allergist to confirm the ASA allergy. Unfortunately desensitization does not work for itching or hives. ...Read more

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Aspirin (Definition)

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