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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Drug allergies do not cause allergic reactions to vaccines. ...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
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
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