Drug Allergy is a condition in which the body’s immune system reacts abnormally to a medication or drug. Though the substance may be harmless, the immune system overreacts to the substance, triggering an allergic reaction. Certain drugs like penicillin, anticonvulsants, aspirin and monoclonal antibody drugs are likely to produce allergic reactions than others. Symptoms of drug allergy are:
• Skin rashes, specifically hives
• Respiratory problems
• Upset stomach
• Hair loss
HOW IS DRUG ALLERGY DIAGNOSED?
Symptoms of the same can be diagnosed through specific allergy tests that the doctor may give you. However, side-effects like rashes, pimples and other eruptions can be tested at pathological labs too.
HOW IS DRUG ALLERGY TREATED?
The first and foremost treatment to any kind of drug allergy would be to immediately stop consuming that particular drug. Along with this, your general physician may prescribe you with anti-allergy medicines that can be consumed or even applied on the area.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wear a special bracelet with your allergies written on it.