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  • Dr. Glicksman

Alcohol and Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease

Updated: Jul 1, 2019

Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) is a condition characterized by a triad of symptoms including asthma, nasal polyps (Chronic Sinusitis with Polyps) and exacerbation/ worsening of symptoms when medications such as aspirin (ASA) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are consumed by patients. Many patients with AERD also experience symptoms when consuming alcohol.

One component of treatment for AERD includes ASA desensitization. This is helpful for both symptoms related to chronic sinus disease and asthma in patients with AERD. Our research is the first to demonstrate that use of ASA desensitization also helps with symptoms patients experience when consuming alcohol. This is good news for patients that want to enjoy a drink with their family and friends.

If you'd like to read more, check out some of the links below... and please remember to drink responsibly!

Keywords: Chronic Sinusitis, Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS), Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD), Aspirin Desensitization, Samter's Triad, Alcohol, Asthma

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