Am I allergic to Advil (400mg)?

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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 9/8/2011 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I took it and then 12 hours later, my cheeks got red and so did my lips. This made me a bit confused because I don't know if it means I'm allergic to the medication or to the spicy snacks I ate a few hours after the pill. I thought it might have been the snacks, but I ate it again and didn't have any reaction for the first couple of times, just some very mild flushing of the cheeks the last time I had them. This made me afraid of taking Advil, so I don't know how to figure out this allergy. Any clues?

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   Posted 9/8/2011 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
It's rare to be allergic to Nsaids, however you may be having a reaction to the dye they use in it. But it could of also been the combination of the spicy food and the Advil that caused the redness. If it continues, you should consult with your doctor.
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