Doctors for Drug Allergy in Agaramthen, Kanchipuram
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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?
The diagnosis of drug allergy is done by a dermatologist by conducting various tests such as skin testing and allergy test.
HOW IS DRUG ALLERGY TREATED?
The treatment is generally done on an immediate basis as this may be an emergency situation. Antihistamines, corticosteroids and bronchodilators may be prescribed, depending on the type and severity of the symptoms. Also, a shot of epinephrine may help.
DID YOU KNOW?
Women are more prone to being allergic to certain types of medications or drugs.