Aspirin Allergy: how can I confirm?

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In short, my parents tell me that i am allergic to aspirin since i was 3 when i had a reaction and my face swelled.

i am above 40 now and figure i must take a daily dose of a blood thinner as recommended by a doctor, namely aspirin.

How do i fond out if i am really allergic? do i just go to an ER and take one tablet to check? BTW This is possible to do in my country, so what should i do?


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    Has a doctor told you to take aspirin, or is it something you have read?

    If a doctor has told you to take aspirin, tell him you are allergic to aspirin. I am sure there must be an alternative

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    If you are wanting to find out for sure, I was told by a doctor that you can either try a medicine and see what happens(a little scary) or there is a test that can be done(it is not an allergy test) that lists all medicines that your body would react to. He said as new medicines come out they are automatically added to the list so you can go back and look before taking a medicine. i wish I remembered what this was called. Best of Luck. If you do just try it and see what happens, just make sure you are prepared, have someone with you, close to a doctor, or have an epipen.

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    I am allergic to aspirin (salicylic acid) - or at least intolerant. You need to see your doctor and ask for an allergy test. Aspirin naturally occurs in lots of foods therefore it is almost impossible to avoid. I am surprised therefore that you say you are allergic to it. It is a good idea to find out for sure.

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