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What's a drug allergy like?
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Dr. Luis Matos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Much more than U ask
There are 4 different types of medication allergy and also there are side effect reactions.
Type 1- allergic type. Hives, itching, sneezing, wheezing and shock are different forms of this allergy.Type 2-complement related angioedema, swelling type 3 is immune complexes. That is clumps of antibodies with the drug which clog small capilaries in kidneys, joints, skin type 4 is cell-contact dernatiti.

In brief: Much more than U ask
There are 4 different types of medication allergy and also there are side effect reactions.
Type 1- allergic type. Hives, itching, sneezing, wheezing and shock are different forms of this allergy.Type 2-complement related angioedema, swelling type 3 is immune complexes. That is clumps of antibodies with the drug which clog small capilaries in kidneys, joints, skin type 4 is cell-contact dernatiti.
Dr. Luis Matos
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