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Drug allergies are adverse reactions that come as a result of taking certain medications. These are much more severe than normal side affects and require proper treatment as soon as possible. Like other allergies, drug allergies are a result of the immune system responding to a harmless substance as a threat. Substances which trigger such reactions are called allergens. When these allergens are contained in medication, it is especially important to identify the cause to avoid further symptoms and to ensure other health issues are properly addressed.

What Are The Symptoms Of Drug Allergies?

Common Symptoms Of Drug Allergies Include:

  • Rashes
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Hives
  • Respiratory Problems (Difficulty Breathing)

Severe reactions such as anaphylaxis (closing of the throat) must be immediately properly handled as it may result in death. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include swelling, low blood pressure, hives, inability to breathe, and sometimes shock. A trained immunologist or allergist can help you understand the symptoms and severity of anaphylaxis and how to respond should you, a loved one, or someone nearby experience it.

Because medicines impact the treatment and management of other medical conditions, it is crucial that drug allergies be addressed to ensure overall health and wellbeing. At Allergy Asthma & Immunology Institute, PC, our highly knowledgeable and experienced team, led by Dr. Laura Ispas, can diagnose and address drug allergies. We work directly with patients and their other health care providers to ensure safe, reliable steps are taken for drug allergy management and treatment.

If you or a loved one suffer from allergy and immunological issues, give us a call. Our friendly staff will assist you in learning more about our practice, scheduling an appointment, and addressing other questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to helping you with all of your allergy needs.

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