Drug allergies are a group of symptoms caused by an allergic reaction to a drug or medication. The most common signs and symptoms of drug allergy are hives, rash or fever. A drug allergy may cause serious reactions, including anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition that affects multiple body systems.
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?
If possible alternate medication might be prescribed else antihistamines, corticosteroids or epinephrine might be advised and recommended.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wear a special bracelet with your allergies written on it.