Penicillin allergy: Introduction
An allergy to penicillin. Penicillin allergy occurs when the body's immune system treats the drug as a harmful substance and produces antibodies against it. Penicillin allergy is one of the more common adverse drug reactions. A penicillin allergy often occurs as a mild reaction such as a rash but can occasionally cause anaphylactic shock. Approximately 400 people die in the US each year as a result of penicillin allergy. ...more »
Symptoms of Penicillin allergy
See full list of 35
symptoms of Penicillin allergy
Treatments for Penicillin allergy
- 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
- more treatments...»
Read more about treatments for Penicillin allergy
Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Penicillin allergy:
Wrongly Diagnosed with Penicillin allergy?
Penicillin allergy: Deaths
Read more about Deaths and Penicillin allergy.
Causes of Penicillin allergy
Read more about causes of Penicillin allergy.
Disease Topics Related To Penicillin allergy
Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Penicillin allergy:
Penicillin allergy: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Penicillin allergy
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff"...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See ...read more »
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...read more »
Read more about Misdiagnosis and Penicillin allergy
Penicillin allergy: Research Doctors & Specialists
Research related physicians and medical specialists:
Other doctor, physician and specialist research services:
Hospitals & Clinics: Penicillin allergy
Research quality ratings and patient safety measures
for medical facilities in specialties related to Penicillin allergy:
Hospital & Clinic quality ratings »
Choosing the Best Hospital:
More general information, not necessarily in relation to Penicillin allergy,
on hospital performance and surgical care quality:
Penicillin allergy: Rare Types
Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:
Latest Treatments for Penicillin allergy
See full list of 7
latest treatments for Penicillin allergy
Evidence Based Medicine Research for Penicillin allergy
Medical research articles related to Penicillin allergy include:
Click here to find more evidence-based articles on the TRIP Database
Penicillin allergy: Animations
More Penicillin allergy animations & videos
Prognosis for Penicillin allergy
Prognosis for Penicillin allergy:
Most cases respond well to cessation of use of the drug and supportive measures. Cases involving anaphylactic reactions need immediate hospital treatment to prevent serious complications or even death.
More about prognosis of Penicillin allergy
Research about Penicillin allergy
Visit our research pages for current research about Penicillin allergy treatments.
Statistics for Penicillin allergy
Penicillin allergy: Broader Related Topics
Types of Penicillin allergy
Penicillin allergy Message Boards
Related forums and medical stories:
User Interactive Forums
Read about other experiences, ask a question about Penicillin allergy, or answer someone else's question, on our message boards:
Contents for Penicillin allergy:
User Surveys and Discussion Forums
» Next page: What is Penicillin allergy?
Medical Tools & Articles:
Tools & Services:
Forums & Message Boards
- Ask or answer a question at the Boards: