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Drug Allergies

Drug Allergies: Introduction

An allergy to any drug. Drug allergies can result in any of a number of symptoms. A drug allergy is the where the body's immune system responds inappropriately to the presence of a drug. The response may be mild such as a skin rash or severe such as anaphylaxis. Some drugs are more likely to illicit a drug allergy than others - e.g. sulfa drugs and penicillin. ...more »

Symptoms of Drug Allergies

Treatments for Drug Allergies

  • Discontinue use of drug immediately. Administration of antihistamines, adrenaline, bronchodilators, IV fluids, steroids or vasopressors depending on the symptoms
  • Avoid the problem drug. Treatment varies considerable depending on the symptoms but generally involves supportive measures to ease symptoms: cool showers and topical applications for skin reactions, epinephrine for anaphylactic reactions, antihistamines, steroids, bronchodilator medication
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Drug Allergies: Related Patient Stories

Drug Allergies: Deaths

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Types of Drug Allergies

Drug Allergies: Complications

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Causes of Drug Allergies

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Disease Topics Related To Drug Allergies

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Drug Allergies:

  • Adverse cutaneous drug reactions
  • Cutaneous reaction to drugs
  • Drug-induced cutaneous reactions
  • Mucocutaneous drug reactions
  • Dermatoses
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Drug Allergies: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Drug Allergies

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed...read more »

Drug Allergies: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Drug Allergies: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Drug Allergies

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Drug Allergies: Animations

Prognosis for Drug Allergies

Prognosis for Drug Allergies: Prognosis is usually good if the condition is treated promptly.

Research about Drug Allergies

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Statistics for Drug Allergies

Drug Allergies: Broader Related Topics

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