Dr Andrew Baker - Immunologist and Allergy Specialist - North Shore Auckland
Private Service, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine
Patients who are sensitive to aspirin may need aspirin desensitisation.
There are two main groups of patients who need this:
- Those who have had reactions to aspirin but need to take it as a regular medication (e.g. for their heart)
- Patients with asthma/sinusitis/polyps/aspirin sensitivity (also known as Samter's Triad).
Aspirin desensitisation is an effective treatment for the right patient group. We are happy to review these issues and see if it is right for you.