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2 allergists told me taking aspirin won't harm me altho i get 3 or 4 hives after. They say reaction is minor, tho it exists. Not a true alrgy. Safe?

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Dr. Douglas Berson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Aspirin allergy?

More severe reactions to Aspirin can occur but i agree it would be unlikely wtih your history.
Recent evidence suggests that antihistamines and montelukast (singulair) pretreatment may prevent these hive-like reactions to Aspirin and other nsaids such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. If the Aspirin is for pain relief consider using Acetaminophen instead.

In brief: Aspirin allergy?

More severe reactions to Aspirin can occur but i agree it would be unlikely wtih your history.
Recent evidence suggests that antihistamines and montelukast (singulair) pretreatment may prevent these hive-like reactions to Aspirin and other nsaids such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. If the Aspirin is for pain relief consider using Acetaminophen instead.
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