Aspirin is commonly used to treat headaches and fever, but people with an allergy to aspirin will make the symptoms worse if they take aspirin.
A reaction to aspirin is very common, if you have an allergy to aspirin, it is very likely you will have a reaction to anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and the symptoms can be mild or severe. Symptoms may take place within a few hours.
Aspirin allergy symptoms
● Reddish eyes.
● Very itchy skin.
● Swelling of the mouth and face.
● Breathlessness and coughing.
● Runny nose.
● Anaphylaxis – life lethal reaction which is rare.
Some Medication That Must be Avoided:
Tolmetin (Tolectin® products) , St. Joseph's®, Oxaprozin (Daypro®),
Bayer®,Etodolac (Lodine®), Flurbiprofen(Ansaid®), Bufferin®,
Indomethacin (Indocin®), 4Norwich®, Aspirin.
Tips for Aspirin Allergies
Check the labels carefully, aspirin and other NSAIDs are found in many over the counter medications. If you are uncertain whether a certain medication contains aspirin, consult a doctor or pharmacist.
If you are suffering from severe symptoms, see a doctor that specializes in diagnosing and treating this type of allergic reaction. Some of the severe symptoms include: breathing difficulties, swollen lips or tongue, anaphylaxis, rhinitis (inflammation in your nose).
Examine all food and drinks. Look for any ingredients containing sodium benzoate or azo dyes. These dyes and/or preservatives contains salicylates that are one of the main causes of aspirin allergy. Toothpaste, mint sweets or chewing gum also contain high amount of salicylates. Try to stay away from mint flavouring as well.
Eat protein that contains a lower
amount of salicylates like fish, chicken and eggs. Be cautious of some
fruits and dried fruit that contain a lot of salicylates like oranges,
pineapples and plums.
● Avoid damaging your skin by using soft soap and do on scratch, it can make the infection worse.
● Mix sun flour oil and sugar to soothe the itchiness or apply a cold wet towel to the itchy area.
● Wash your skin as often as possible with apple cider vinegar mixed with water on the affected area.
● Spread a mixture of cinnamon powder and honey on the infected area of the skin.
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