Wintergreen and aspirin allergies

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Emily
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Wintergreen and aspirin allergies

Post by Emily » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:57 am

My fiance has an aspirin allergy. If I use wintergreen on myself, will the smell cause an allergic reaction for him if he inhales it? Or will it only cause problems if the oil gets on him?

merlin
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Re: Wintergreen and aspirin allergies

Post by merlin » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:57 pm

Hi Emily. I think the smell alone would trigger a response. This is a case when only trial-and-error will do, though.

Let us know how it works out.

Emily
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Re: Wintergreen and aspirin allergies

Post by Emily » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:39 pm

Hi Merlin.

Unfortunately, I don't think I should "trial and error" test this.
If it goes badly, my fiance will end up in the hospital.

Maybe this is one I should just do without.

merlin
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Re: Wintergreen and aspirin allergies

Post by merlin » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:22 pm

Given what may happen, I totally agree. Depending upon your intended use, there may be other oils that will serve as well as wintergreen.

Emily
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Re: Wintergreen and aspirin allergies

Post by Emily » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:13 pm

I was wanting it for muscle and joint pain, for its low cost compared to others, and my desire to do away with OTC pain medications. I have relied so heavily on it for so many years, it has done internal damage.

merlin
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Re: Wintergreen and aspirin allergies

Post by merlin » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:29 pm

Ananda offers a blend for this purpose, which is less expensive than purchasing helichrysum, although that is definitely THE go-to oil for what you are wanting.

Another good one is plai.

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