Aspirin (USAN), also known as acetylsalicylic acid (abbreviated ASA), is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. Aspirin can cause allergic reactions in some people. Symptoms include flushing, itchy rashes (hives), blocked and runny nose and asthma (sometimes severe), usually within an hour of taking a tablet. If you have hives (urticaria), nasal polyps or asthma, your risk of aspirin allergy is 10-30% compared to 1% in people without these conditions. These reactions can also be triggered by non-aspirin NSAIDs. This is useful in some people with aspirin allergy, nasal polyps and asthma. It can be used to: Improve asthma control, Reduce the severity of sinusitis/nasal polyposis, Reduce the rate at which polyps regrow, Enable people to use aspirin or similar medication for treatment of heart disease or arthritis. Side effects can include: Stomach irritation such as ulceration and bleeding at high doses, Easy bruising (common), Tinnitus (ringing in the ears, a rare side effect). Potential significant exacerbation of asthma Anaphylaxis. The decision to undertake aspirin desensitisation should be made in consultation with a clinical immunology/allergy specialist.
No special preparation is needed for Allergy Aspirin Enzyme Assay Blood. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Allergy Aspirin Enzyme Assay Blood. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||Increased IgE (>100kU/l) is seen if the person is allergic to the specific substance|