Can I be allergic to my medication?

Can I be allergic to my medication?

Anaphylaxis
[caption id="attachment_300" align="alignright" width="300"] Pill Allergy, ,Dr Summit Shah[/caption] Yes you can be allergic to your medication. Medication allergy symptoms can range from mild to life threatening. The mild symptoms include, hives, skin rash, itchy skin or eyes, congestion and swelling of mouth and throat. A more severe reaction called "Anaphylaxis" may include difficulty breathing, blueness of the skin, dizziness, fainting, anxiety, confusion, rapid pulse, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal problems. The most common drug allergies are; penicillin and similar antibiotics, sulfa drugs, barbiturates, anticonvulsants and Insulin.   Some of the more mild symptoms can be treated with antihistamines or corticosteroids. The coughing and lung congestion may be treated with bronchodilators. For anaphylaxis symptoms, epinephrine may be given under the care of a doctor.   The most important thing you can…
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Wait at Least 60 Minutes After Eating – Abstract by Dr. Shah

Wait at Least 60 Minutes After Eating – Abstract by Dr. Shah

Anaphylaxis
[fusion_text]Premier Allergy, Dublin, OH. World Allergy Organization Journal 02/2012; 5(Suppl 2):S86-S87. DOI: 10.1097/01.WOX.0000412022.86017.b1 ABSTRACT Background We will describe 2 unique cases of Food Dependent Exercise Induced Anaphylaxis. Methods Patients underwent a complete history, physical exam, and skin prick testing by classical method. Results Case 1: A 23 year old Asian Male presented with anaphylaxis following cashew ingestion and post prandial exercise. This was the first episode of anaphylaxis despite previous exposure to cashews and exercise independently. Patient ingested cashews and went for a jog 30 minutes later. His symptoms of anaphylaxis included urticaria and ocular swelling. Skin prick testing generated positive results to cashew, with measurements of 10 mm/30 mm (wheal/flare). Controls of histamine and saline measured were 10 mm/30 mm and 0 mm/0 mm, respectively. Case 2: A 42…
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