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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

Aspirin Allergy (Definition)

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 ...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?

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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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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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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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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Can aspirin allergy cause swelling to break out?

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 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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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 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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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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If I have an aspirin allergy, with gastritis, why does naproxen not cause me problems?

If I have an aspirin allergy, with gastritis, why does naproxen not cause me problems?

What are the: Symptoms? It could be rather an adverse drug reaction to aspirin and not a true allergy. If you do have true allergic reaction to aspirin, you better avoid all the NSAIDs, including naproxen, as you may very well develop a reaction later. Follow up with your allergist, or see one if you haven't already, check acaai. Org or aaaai. Org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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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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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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I have low blood pressure, so have to be careful with meds I take. Can low dose aspirin OR Allegra (fexofenadine) allergy meds lower blood pressure?

I have low blood pressure, so have to be careful with meds I take. Can low dose aspirin OR Allegra (fexofenadine) allergy meds lower blood pressure?

No Not likely: Neither of these drugs have any effect on your blood pressure.
Low blood pressure is not a disease, so do not list it as such. BP on the lower end of the normal range is actually a good thing as long as you do not feel dizzy or faint when you stand up from a lying or sitting position. Most people can tolerate BP as low as 100/60 mm. ...Read more

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Can I take baby aspirin in morning or night?

Can I take baby aspirin in morning or night?

Either, whatever: You can remember and will work with your schedule. Try to take it the same time each day. Take care. ...Read more

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When is the best time to take a baby aspirin?

ASA: If medically indicated, then take it with food. ...Read more

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What is the difference between baby aspirin and normal aspirin?

Dose: Babies should not be given aspirin
the so called "baby aspirin" is a 65 mg tablet. Regular Aspirin is anywhere from 325 to 1000 mg. ...Read more

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Are women at the age of 80 allowed to take a baby aspirin daily?

Are women at the age of 80 allowed to take a baby aspirin daily?

Yes: A baby aspirin 81 mg is appropriate to take to prevent strokes. DO not take if on blood thinners already without first talking to you provider. Also if history of stomach ulcers do not take but all should take the 81mg aspirin ...Read more

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How long to wait to breastfeed after taking baby aspirin?

How long to wait to breastfeed after taking baby aspirin?

Aspirin & lactation: If low-dose Aspirin is taken, avoid breastfeeding for 1 to 2 hours after a dose to minimize antiplatelet effects in the infant (bleeding). Because of a single case report of metabolic acidosis, the american academy of pediatrics characterizes Aspirin as a drug that has been "associated with significant effects on some nursing infants and should be given to nursing mothers with caution. ...Read more

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How can baby aspirin help the heart?

How can baby aspirin help the heart?

See below: The use of baby Aspirin has been suggested as it decreases platelet function. This means that clots cannot form as easily, specifically in the coronary arteries. It is not something a 34 year old should be trying unless suggested by a physician. ...Read more

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Does baby aspirin help in trying to conceive??

Does baby aspirin help in trying to conceive??

Depends: In certain conditions it may be helpful, otherwise not necessary. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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Baby Aspirin (Definition)

Baby aspirin is low-dose aspirin thought to prevent complications such as miscarriage, preterm delivery, or pre-eclampsia in ...Read more