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Symptoms of Drug Allergies
The following features are indicative of Drug Allergies:
shortness of breath
drop in blood pressure
loss of consciousness
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Common Causes of Drug Allergies
The following are the most common causes of Drug Allergies:
drugs used to treat seizures
substances containing iodine, such as x-ray contrast dyes
penicillin and related antibiotics
chemotherapy drugs for treating cancer
Risk Factors for Drug Allergies
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Drug Allergies:
history of other allergies, such as food allergy or hay fever
personal or family history of drug allergy
route of administration
duration of treatment
repetitive exposure to the drug
certain illnesses commonly associated with allergic drug reactions, such as infection with HIV or the Epstein-Barr virus
Prevention of Drug Allergies
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Drug Allergies. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
wear a medical alert bracelet that identifies drug allergy
inform health care workers
Occurrence of Drug Allergies
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Drug Allergies cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Drug Allergies can occur at any age.
Drug Allergies can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Drug Allergies
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Drug Allergies:
Skin testing: Help diagnose an allergy to penicillin-type medicines
Blood tests: To help diagnose other drug allergies
Doctor for Diagnosis of Drug Allergies
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Drug Allergies:
Complications of Drug Allergies if untreated
It is not know if Drug Allergies causes complications if left untreated.
Self-care for Drug Allergies
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Drug Allergies:
Wear a bracelet: Wear a medical alert bracelet that identifies drug allergy
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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