does allergy to ingested NSAIDs mean I can't use NSAID creams?

I have an anaphylaxis reaction to all NSAIDs: aspirin, ibuprophen, Aleve, etc. Is it safe for me to use a pain cream that calls itself an NSAID?



  • I am allergic to NSAIDS as they cause stomach bleeds and hives. Recently saw my doc for neck/shoulder pain and was prescribed Voltaren gel which works great and with zero problems. 

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  • I get severe edema in the feet and ankles from ingested nsaids so I avoid them topically as well

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