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How to test for medication allergy

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
It depends: Testing for allergy to medications is indicated only if you had a reaction to a drug in the past and it is important to find out if you are really all ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Skin testing best: The various blood tests commercially available measure the presence of allergy antibodies (ige) either in total or directed toward a particular antige ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Risheet Patel
16 years experience Family Medicine
Skin testing: There are a number of new skin tests that area available to check for allergies to certain medications. For example, a lot of patients claim to be al ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
24 years experience Pediatrics
Ask: Ask your physician who is ordering the test. Some testing requires time off medications, other testing does not.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Allergy testing: You need to stop all antihistamines 72 hours prior to testing. Vitamins are ok as are nasal steroids.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Topical Meds OK: Most allergy tests that I am familiar with are blood tests. Or they are a set of injections into the clean skin area and the skin response is measure ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
What is the context: Depends on what you are looking for. No simple test. There are specific tests for certain things (penicillin). There are a few tests done to determin ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unaware: I am not aware of any positive test for illegal drugs associated with cetirizine. But cetirizine D may cause a positive finding for stimulant.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Since the Pseudoephedrine in the d is often used to manufacture amphetamine, i would guess that it can show up in a blood test. I would advise you to ... Read More
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