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What are the symptoms of aspirin sensitivity?

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When you take aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, you might have:

  • Itchy rash or hives
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Facial flushing
  • Swelling in your mouth or throat
  • Headache
  • Stuffiness or runny nose
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Belly cramping

SOURCES:

American Rhinologic Society: "Aspirin Desensitization."

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease," "Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease: Aspirin Desensitization."

University of Texas Medical School at Houston: ASA Triad.

World Asthma Foundation: Asthma & Aspirin Sensitivity.

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Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

SOURCES:

American Rhinologic Society: "Aspirin Desensitization."

Brigham and Women's Hospital: "Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease," "Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease: Aspirin Desensitization."

University of Texas Medical School at Houston: ASA Triad.

World Asthma Foundation: Asthma & Aspirin Sensitivity.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on July 30, 2019

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