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.
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.
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%.
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.
Aspirin allergy. May result in rash and throat tongue swelling and respiratory distress. Aspirin overdose or toxicity may result in ringing in ears.
Tinitus. Tinitus is a common side effect of Aspirin and not necessaily an allergy. Check with an allergist to make sure.
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?
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.
See below. An Aspirin allergy or sensitivity, or a reaction to another nsaid, can cause symptoms that range from mild to severe. Reactions generally occur within a few hours of taking the medication. They may include: hives itchy skin runny nose red eyes swelling of the lips, tongue or face coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath anaphylaxis — a rare, life-threatening allergic reaction.
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.
Yes. That is fairly typical.
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.