Can Aspirin Prevent Asthma?

Can Aspirin Prevent Asthma?

There are 7 comments on the KLTV Tyler story from Jan 15, 2007, titled Can Aspirin Prevent Asthma?. In it, KLTV Tyler reports that:

Can taking an aspirin each day stop asthma from developing in adults? Maybe, suggests new research published in the January issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine that found ...

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F Jason

Chicago, IL

#1 Jan 15, 2007
Asthma is a hypersensitivty issue. There are tests out there to identify the tings your body is allergic to. Please don't even try to tell us taking asprin in the name of asthma prevention.

“Transitional Molecular Fossils”

Since: Dec 06

Somewhere in Penn's Woods

#2 Jan 16, 2007
F Jason wrote:
Asthma is a hypersensitivty issue. There are tests out there to identify the tings your body is allergic to. Please don't even try to tell us taking asprin in the name of asthma prevention.
The use of ASA to prevent asthma is a complex issue. Aspirin has long been known in the medical community to actually be an irritant and trigger asthma in some people, so the use of aspirin to PREVENT asthma in people will have to be carefully regulated.

As far as aspirin preventing asthma in some of the population, this comes as no surprise. Asthma has a dual component, inflammation and bronchial constriction. Since aspirin is our oldest and best known nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, it makes sense that a daily low dose aspirin would control the inflammatory component of asthma.

Obviously, this will not work for everyone.

Scottsdale, AZ

#3 Jan 16, 2007
I think that they need to do some more research but, if it can help. Then it helps, at least they're not saying that it's a cure for asthma, just another possible precaution.
jonathan heatley

Redhill, UK

#4 Feb 8, 2007
this reminds me of B blockers and heart failure. for thirty years giving them was a reason to fail us medics in exams- it was a total no no... Now however they are saying a small amout is beneficial and we are negligent not to prescribe it. So it would not surprise me to see another sacred cow of medicine sicken and die.

San Francisco, CA

#7 Jan 19, 2011
I can recommend a reputable online pharmacy
I figured it would be enough to give the pills a try and I was quite satisfied with the result. I hope this info will be of any help to the community.
I have used this medication since the late 80's for migraines and it works wonders. I have tried other medication and nothing works as well and fast as generic Aspirin.

Waltham, MA

#9 Feb 11, 2011
My son has asthma too since he started going to daycare. It's hard to cure. I tried a few things and they didn't work. Hopefully there is something out there can prevent asthma?

James @

Since: Aug 12

Brookline, MA

#10 Sep 20, 2012
Not sure about aspirin actually preventing asthma, but there is a group of patients who have asthma and nose polyps and weird reactions to aspirin and ibuprofen, and in those patients (sometimes called having Samter's Triad), taking a lot of aspirin every day makes their asthma better. See details:

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