Dr. Corey Kirshner, BioVeda Health and Wellness Center of Allentown, PA provides the following case study of a patient with Salicylate sensitivity:
Salicylate sensitivity, also known as salicylate intolerance, or salicylate allergy, is any adverse effect that occurs when a normal amount of salicylate is introduced into a person’s body. People with salicylate intolerance are unable to consume a normal amount of salicylate without adverse effects.
Salicylates are derivatives of salicylic acid that occur naturally in plants and serve as a natural immune hormone and preservative, protecting the plants against diseases, insects, fungi, and harmful bacteria. Salicylates can also be found in many medications, perfumes and preservatives. Both natural and synthetic salicylates can cause health problems in anyone when consumed in large doses. But for those who are salicylate intolerant, even small doses of salicylate can cause adverse reactions.
Female patient, age 44, suffered with salicylate sensitivity for years. Her known triggers were hair care products, aspirin, peppermint and certain raw vegetables. Her symptoms included rash on both arms and legs, a circular rash on her chest, wheezing, and pain in her upper right scapular area. Her symptoms would invariably occur in a set pattern. First she would have the upper back scapular pain. Within 4-6 hours she would develop the wheezing followed by rashes on her arms and legs. The rash would last for 2 to 3 days and she would be symptom free until the next episode. When she first developed this condition, it only occurred once every few months and only a few things would trigger it. Before beginning care in this office she was experiencing it approximately every one to two weeks.
Her previous treatments include steroid creams and attempted avoidance. She would experience slight improvement with the cream. The avoidance initially was not difficult to follow but as her trigger list grew her ability to avoid salycylates became more difficult. She elected to try the Bax 3000 to see if it would help her condition. She had four treatments. They consisted of system balance, egg, calcium, and a list of all known items containing salicylates.
Her response has been total elimination of all symptoms related to this condition. She has subsequently tested herself with her list of know triggers, ie hair care products, aspirin, all raw vegetables. She reported none of these things has caused her any problems since being treated. During a follow up phone consultation five months after treatment, she related that she has not experienced any relapse.