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Penicillin allergy

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

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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Penicillin allergy: Deaths

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Causes of Penicillin allergy

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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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