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Can Drug Allergies Be Confirmed By Allergist Testing
Being sent to a certified allergist for a complete allergy and immunology workup. I know what allergy test is but what does immunology work up entail?
Normal immune status: An immune evaluation is undertaken when your allergist is concerned about how well your immune system works. First, we look at antibody levels, IgG and the 4 subclasses, IgA (the most common Ig deficiency) , IgM and IgE (the allergic antibody). We also evaluate specific immune responses to different types of vaccines or illness. Usually tetanus and pneumococcal vaccine. (No room for full answer) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Can't test for drugs: Penicillin is the only antibiotic that can be reliably skin tested. There are only a few other drugs for which skin testing has been shown to be reliable. By taking a detailed history, an allergist can often reliably determine if a person has experienced an allergic reaction to a particular drug. ...Read more
Not common: It is not common to test for drug allergies. The way to determine if you have an allergy is to see what happens when you take a drug. Certain drugs you know you might have an allergy to if you have other allergies like eggs and Propofol (the drug that mj overdosed on). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read that drug allergies can go away on their own as one's immune sys changes. I have many true drug alrgies(hives); is this true?Could give me hope
Need to control chronic hives and multiple drug allergies, too. Xyzal had too many side fx. Would allegra work?
It may: Sounds like you need the help of a board certified allergist. Good luck. ...Read more
Will Claritin protect against drug allergies for a full 24hrs? Is it safe to use it if i've had hives from other, unrelated antihistamine pills?
Intestinal spasms frequently lately. Would a CT scan w/out contrast show problems? Afraid of contrast due to several drug allergies.
Maybe: Ct without contrast can show some problems, but it is much more sensitive with contrast. Oral contrast particularly helps with intestinal evaluation, but IV can also be of benefit. Definitely get evaluated by a doctor first to see if they think you would benefit from a scan at all. And perhaps consider discussing your allergy concerns with an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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