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Remedies For Antibiotic Allergy
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 and 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
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
Treatment plan: Best treatment for allergies is to avoid the allergic trigger if possible/practical. Medications used to treat post nasal drip from allergies include antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra, claritin, xyzal) and topical nasal steroid sprays (most effective!) or nasal antihistamine sprays (astepro). If still not getting relief, allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) are effective. An allergist can help. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for hemorrhagic cystitis in a patient with allergies to most known antibiotics?Would you recommend bladder irrigation?
What is the best treatment for hemorrhagic cystitis in a patient with allergies to most known antibiotics?
Would you recommend bladder irrigation?
Yes: first you need to see a urologist that most likely will recommend a cystoscopy and a biopsy to rule out interstitial cystitis, and take sample for culture, and performed an irrigation. even if it is true that you allergic to most antibiotics there is always antibiotic that is seensitive to the growing bacteria that you are not allergic to. ...Read more
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