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Allergic Reaction To Gencomycin Or Vancomycin
I had an allergic reaction for vancomycin IV when being treated for lymphadentis. What are my options in case i contract the infection again?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Yes, but: This is rather a doctor's decision in view of clinical data at hand. True vancomycin allergy is rare, the drug can cause rash as a side effect or if injected fast, not a true allergic reaction. Your best bet for yourself and your doctor, if in doubt, is to consult an allergist/immunologist check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic to vancomycin IV drip in the past (red man), also allergic to neosporin and topical bacitracin which gave me a rash. Any natural rash cures?
Vancomycin: "red nan syndrome" is rather a side effect not a true allergy, can be avoided by slower infusion rate of the drug, if you you are allergic to neosporin or bacitracin applied topically, better avoid using them, as for the rash, I am not sure what kind and what is the possible cause, need to be seen, if you can't see a doctor at the moment,try hydrocortisone cream 1% OTC for now, till u c ur doctor ...Read more
Hi Doc, had UTI culture, d result: Tetracyclin Sensitive(4mg/I). Teicoplanin sen'(4mg/I). Vancomycin sen'(1mg/I).Pls how can I use d treatment. Thanks?
It all depends: Most drug reactions are very benign and only cause a rash and itching. It goes away when you stop the medicine. However, sometimes, you may have a severe reaction that acts like a third degree burn. This is called steven johnsons syndrome. This is very dangerous and needs immediate medical attention. Many times the first sign of this reaction is blisters in your mouth or nose. ...Read more
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