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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
Immune activation: The body recognizes foreign substances as invaders at time and will immunologically react against them. Antibiotics, especially in certain categories, will unite with bodily chemicals and become more likely to generate an immune response. When this happens, an allergy sets up. This would only be annoying except the reaction can be extreme and even shut down the lungs. ...Read more
Exposure = Risk: Inappropriate/excessive use of antibiotics has multiple potentially negative effects one of which is the increased risk of sensitization, allergy to the medication. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with an antibiotic allergies at a young age. Recent testing failed to prove if I'm really allergic. Can an oral challenge test help?
Drug allergy: Most of the time there is no true allergy to a certain drug, rather an adverse drug reaction interpreted as an allergy, yet we cannot speculate. I'm not sure what kind of allergy testing you had that failed, and why do you want to go for an oral challenge if there is a safer antibiotic alternative that you aren't allergic to. If necessary, consult an allergist, check aaaai. Org for one in your area ...Read more
It varies.: It can occur within seconds of swallowing the first dose, to hours after the 'umpteenth' time someone takes it. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes, however it is somewhat limited. The only fda approved antibiotic that we can skin test for is penicillin. It is tested in small amounts by scratch testing and then small amounts are injected, in increasing doses. Finally if these are negative a small oral dose is given. It is important to test for possible pencillin allergy as this is still an effective, inexpensive antibiotic. ...Read more
Yes: Drug allergies do not cause allergic reactions to vaccines. ...Read more
Antibiotics prevent: Antibiotics are given to help prevent transmitting a possible infection to the baby. The risks and benefits of all drugs given to a women who is pregnant need to be determined and discussed with her. ...Read more
Not unreasonable: The two forms of rash may look alike and be confused. ...Read more
Yes: One of the most common symptoms for patients allergic to drugs is vomiting in gastric distress. ...Read more
Lower right flank pain! Not sharp, duller, present & persistent. Need to urinate more than usual. No uti. Antibiotic allergy & steroid shot today. Recent mva w/in 1.5 wk. Have virus/cold. Why/what
Uti: How do you know it's not a uti? Are you on antibiotics? Could be a muscle injury from the mva. The cold is probably not related. ...Read more
Never had antibiotics/allergies.9th day on antibiotics, reaction to food I ate. Still having food allergies month later. Had foods before. What is it?
Reaction to food: You need to define your symptoms, a food reaction cannot last for a month. Please details your symptoms so we can provide adequate advice. ...Read more
Tricky question: Not as often as people think. Studies have shown that up to 80% of people reporting a medication allergy and not actually allergic to that medicine. Often with antibiotics the rash is actually due to the underlying infection being targeted with medication and not the medication itself. Talk to an allergist. ...Read more
Coughing green yellow mucus for months. Saliva very thick. Have had all tests done. Normal pft. Been on antibiotics. Allergy test fine. What is it?
Complex problem: Your problem is rather complex that needs a thorough evaluation and examination to see what it is. Based on limited data that you provide, chronic cough with colored mucus may be associated with either chronic bronchitis or chronic sinusitis. A normal pft is normal if it is read by an allergy/asthma or lung specialist. Only about 60% of chronic sinusitis associated with allergy. ...Read more
I've had a cough, sinus headache, yellow snot & phlegm for almost 3 mos. Tried asthma inhaler, antibiotics, allergy pills but no relief. What to do?
Will an antibiotic allergy go away on its own? I got hives from Hydrochlorothiazide on my face & chest. I've been using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & water gels for pain
Yes: But the time it takes for remission to occur (if it goes away at all) depends on the medication. People with sulfa allergy almost never loses the allergy but those with penicillin allergy tend to lose it in 5-6 years. Do note that hydrochlorothiazide is not a common allergen and you should consider seeing an allergist to document this allergy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel for pain? Does it work? ...Read more
I have had terrible throat pain and ear pain for a few months. Have had antibiotics, allergy medicine, and prednisone. Nothing helps?
Have you seen: ENT doctor? This sounds like a case for ENT. ...Read more
If a reaction: Anytime one has any untoward reactions to a medication they should let the prescribing physician know. ...Read more
Not really: Allergy symptoms will not improve with antibiotics. If a person has tonsillitis, it is helpful to have a throat culture to determine if a bacterial infection (like strep) is present, then antibiotics would be appropriate. While there is generally low risk with most antibiotics, inappropriate use can lead to resistant bacteria, side effects and even drug reactions. ...Read more
Possible: All medications have the potential for side effects. Some are common and expected, others are rare. Most are not serious, but some can be dangerous. The package insert provides useful data, which your doctor can explain. ...Read more
I have same symptoms on my throat repeating every month for two years nothing helps no antibiotics no allergy pills. I'm afraid it's cancer?
Not cancer: It won't stay still for 2 years without progressing, better get a thorough evaluation by an ENT doctor, good luck ...Read more
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