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 »
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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
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Causes of Penicillin allergy
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with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
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correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
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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 early.
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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.
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