I am allergic to aspirin (anaphylactic shock). I am also allergic to grasses, dust mites, mold, pollen, etc. Shots sometime cause systemic reactions, so Dr. recommends drops under tongue. HOWEVER, he also recommends aspirin desensitivity process, which would allow me to take aspirin daily to help prevent heart disease/cancer. I am 70, have generally good health with no heart attacks in history. I have received every kind of response to whether or not I should do this, from good doctors. What is the consensus?
Hi, if the desensitisation process isn't too difficult i would go for it. It is great that you have a healthy heart right now, but if you were to develop problems later in life, it would be good to be able to take the aspirin because they can be life savers! As far as the other allergies are concerned, can you not take anti-histamine tablets?
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