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What is aspirin sensitivity?

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Some people are truly allergic to aspirin. Others have what doctors call a non-allergic sensitivity to it. That means when they take the drug, they have symptoms -- sometimes dangerous ones -- but they don’t have an allergy.

People with this condition sometimes have problems with other similar meds for pain, such as ibuprofen and naproxen.

From: What Is Aspirin Sensitivity? WebMD Medical Reference

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

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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