Drug Allergies: November 2006 Archives

Aspirin allergy: What are the symptoms?

aspirinAspirin sensitivity is common, especially in people with asthma or sinus problems. But a true aspirin allergy — in which your immune system overreacts to the drug — is rare. Signs and symptoms of aspirin allergy or sensitivity range from mild to serious and may include:
  • Hives
  • Itchy skin
  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue or face
  • Breathing difficulty or wheezing

These signs and symptoms usually occur within a few hours of taking the medication.