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What is the aspirin/nasal polyp triad?

Some people cannot take aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) because of the aspirin/nasal polyp triad. This aspirin sensitivity occurs in about 10% to 15% percent of people with asthma and 30% to 40% percent of those who have asthma and nasal polyps. You might feel such symptoms as itching, rashes, hives, swelling, nasal congestion, and wheezing. Talk to your doctor about alternative therapies for resolving pain if you have this sensitivity.

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