What you need to know about Drug Allergies

  • Antibiotics such as penicillin
  • Chemotherapy drugs for treating cancer
  • Pain-relievers, such as aspirin and ibuprofen
  • A history of other allergies like food, dust or pet allergy
  • A personal or family history of drug allergy
  • Itchy skin or eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Swelling in the mouth and throat
  • Difficulty In breathing
  • Fever
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Drop in blood pressure

Treatment

  • Antihistamines to relieve mild symptoms such as rash and itching
  • Bronchodilators such as Albuterol helps to reduce asthma-like symptoms such as wheezing or cough
  • Corticosteroids applied to the skin, given by mouth, or given intravenously
  • Epinephrine to help treat anaphylaxis

Prevention

Steps you can take to protect yourself include the following:

  • If you have a drug allergy, always Inform your health care workers. Be sure that your drug allergy is clearly pointed out in your medical records.
  • It is a good idea to wear a medical bracelet or necklace or maybe a card that identifies your drug allergy. In cases of emergency, this type of identification could save your life.

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