How to diagnose ibuprofen allergy?

Not easy. Ibuprofen hypersensitivity is diagnosed by a careful history where symptoms followed ingestion of ibuprofen. There is no available commercial skin or blood test since it is typically not ige-mediated. In some cases, an ingestion (drug challenge) is performed under medical supervision to confirm/rule out NSAID allergy. This of course carries some risk.

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That can't be right that I have ibuprofen allergy?

It can be. Ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaid's) are amongst the top allergenic drugs. This list includes: ibuprofen, aspirin, naproxen, ketorolac, indomethacin, meloxicam, celecoxib, etc. Tylenol (acetaminophen) at the standard recommended doses would be a safe alternative. Read more...

Possible ibuprofen allergy? What can I take instead?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be a reasonably safe alternative. You should see an allergist to discuss the specific symptoms that you have had with Ibuprofen to help determine what other meds you can safely use for pain or fever. Read more...

Wat r the side effects of Advil (ibuprofen) allergy?

Multiple. Advil (or ibuprofen) allergy can cause several symptoms, the most common being hives (rash), shortness of breath, or angioedema (swelling of the lips or tongue). Read more...

Is it ok to take conserta 36mg with Advil (ibuprofen) allergy and congestion relief?

Not on a regular. Cold medicines can interfere with concerta. Especially ones that contain a decongestant. Decongestants + methylphenidates can raise your blood pressure. Read more...

Have occasional mild hives that get worse with ibuprofen. Don't know if this means I have ibuprofen allergy. If so, am I allergic to aspirin too?

Probably. There is cross reactivity between aspirin and NSAIDs as ibuprofen and the like, but whether you're truly allergic to this class of medicines is yet to be sure of, visit an allergist, in the interim avoid NSAIDS and aspirin, use acetaminophen for pain and fever till sorted out. Read more...