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How can a person be tested for drug allergies?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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).

In brief: 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).
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Only some

Allergy skin testing is available for penicillin and also for local anesthetics.

In brief: Only some

Allergy skin testing is available for penicillin and also for local anesthetics.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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