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My mother has heart disease, lupus and takes baby asprin. I'm a student to become an estetician. It seems that all the cool things to do prevent my mother from doing anything. If she doesn't have a flare up on her skin, is it safe to use the machine with the finest grit? What is the contraindications for asprin use? It's not fair that my mother has to refrain from so much. I'm told it's a contraindication,but no one really explains why other than not to do it.


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replied February 14th, 2017
Lupus Answer A60348
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Aspirin should not be taken by people who are allergic to ibuprofen or naproxen, or who have salicylate intolerance or a more generalized drug intolerance to NSAIDs, and caution should be exercised in those with asthma or NSAID-precipitated bronchospasm.

Aspirin should also be avoided by patients with bleeding problems such as hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, or low blood platelets - as Aspirin can induce spontaneous bleeding in such patients.

Patients on medications like anticoagulants (eg, heparin, warfarin) or methotrexate should also avoid the use of aspirin, as the side effects of the medications can be increased by concomitant use of aspirin.

I hope this clears your doubts.


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