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Information on Salicylates and Salicylate Sensitivity

On this page you will find information about salicylate, salicylate intolerance and anything related to the subject. I hope that it will be a helpful resource and learning tool for you and I want it to be as complete as possible. So, if you have questions about salicylate sensitivity or salicylates in general that are not covered here please feel free to head over to the forum.
Health to you and yours!

What are the symptoms of Salicylate Sensitivity / Salicylate Intolerance?

This list of symptoms was compiled from a combination of resources dealing with salicylate sensitivity. The numbers on the right side of the symptoms identify how many resources sited that symptom as a symptom of salicylate intolerance. This list is not meant as a tool for diagnosis, but to give people an idea of the wide range of symptoms that have been associated with this issue. Symptoms could also be results of other serious problems, so do not assume that just because you have some of the symptoms listed on this site that you are salicylate intolerant or that salicylates are the cause of your symptoms. It is always wise to consult a doctor/professional and not self diagnose.

Physical Symptoms:

  • Itchy skin, hives or Rashes 8
  • Stomach pain/upset stomach 7
  • Asthma 7
  • Headaches 6
  • Swelling of hands and feet 5
  • Breathing difficulties 5
  • Bed Wetting 5
  • Mouth Ulcers or raw hot red rash around mouth 5
  • Persistent cough 5
  • Frequent need to urinate/urgency to pass water 5
  • Wheezing 4
  • Changes in skin color/skin discoloration 4
  • Swelling of eyelids, face and lips 4
  • Fatigue 4
  • Sore, itchy, puffy or burning eyes 4
  • Watering eyes 4
  • Anaphylaxis (this is very rare, but deadly) 3
  • Sinusitis 3
  • Diarrhea 2
  • Nausea 2
  • Chronic sweating or no sweating 2
  • Aching Muscles and joints 2
  • Congestion 2
  • Nasal polyps 2
  • Chest pains
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Low platelet count
  • Acne
  • Addictions
  • Arthritis
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Bad Breath
  • Blackouts
  • Bloating
  • Blood sugar problems
  • Blurred vision
  • Breast pain
  • Catarrh
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Coated tongue
  • Colitis
  • Constant Hunger
  • Constipation
  • Crawling sensation on skin
  • Difficulty in Swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Eczema
  • Excessive thirst
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itching
  • Itchy and red ears
  • Joint Pain, stiffness and swelling
  • Lethargy
  • Menstrual problems
  • Metallic taste
  • Migraine
  • Cramps
  • Muscle tremors
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Palpitations
  • Poor balance
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Pre-menstrual problems
  • Racing pulse
  • Recurring ear infections
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Feeling drained
  • Flushes
  • Food cravings
  • Gall bladder problems
  • Gritty feeling in eyes
  • Heavy body odor
  • High/low blood pressure
  • Indigestion – recurring
  • Insomnia
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Sore tongue
  • Stiff neck
  • Styes
  • Temperature fluctuation
  • Thrust
  • Tics
  • Tinnitus
  • Urticaria
  • Vertigo
  • Weight problems

Mental and Behavior Symptoms:

  • Hyperactivity 6
  • Memory loss 5
  • Poor concentration 5
  • Cognitive and perceptual disorders 3
  • Depression 2
  • ADD 2
  • Irritability 2
  • Central Nervous system depression
  • Accident prone
  • Anxiety
  • Anger for no apparent reason
  • Behavioral problems
  • Blankness
  • Brain fogging
  • Changes in handwriting
  • Clumsiness
  • Confusion
  • Delusions
  • Detached or unreal feeling
  • Difficulty waking up
  • Disorientation
  • Dyslexia
  • Feeling of dissociation
  • Fidgetting
  • Hallucinations
  • Hearing without comprehension
  • Inability to think clearly
  • Indifference
  • Math and spelling errors
  • Mental exhaustion
  • Mood swings
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Poor self image
  • Poor memory
  • Reading problems
  • Restlessness
  • Slow processing information
  • Slurred speech
  • Stammering
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Tenseness
  • Uncontrollable rage
  • Weepiness
  • Withdrawn