Foods High in Salicylates

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Recent research in asthma suggests that as many as 20% of asthmatics are salicylate-sensitive to varying degrees:

Systematic review of prevalence of aspirin induced asthma and its implications for clinical practice.

Many rosaceans also report varying degrees of sensitivity to salicylates, with salicylates seeming to worsen their flushing, burning and p&ps. The studies in asthma seem to suggest that those asthmatics with recurrent rhinitis and nasal polyps are the most likely to be sensitive to salicylates. It is possible that the same may be true of the rosacea population.

In addition to Aspirin and other NSAIDs, many of those sensitive to salicylates are also sensitive to foods and herbs with a high content of salicylates. Following is a list of some of these foods and herbs:

Allergy Dietician: Salicylates in Foods

International Chronic Urticaria Society: Low Salicylate Diet